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Lilia J. C. is 49 years old and lives in a rental house which is located in San José neighborhood, in the city of Tarija. She is a single mother and has two children. Through life circumstances, Lilia was left alone and now she has to work in order to get her children ahead.

Lilia has been working as a seamstress for 25 years. She is very well known by her customers who request her services. Lilia would like to make better profits so that she and her children can get ahead in life. However, she tells us that she needs to buy materials for her work such as fabric, linings, interlining, etc. She has a pending order for several items of clothing. With this purchase, she will be able to carry out the work that she has, which is for a group of students. As Lilia has experience in this line of work, her loan will be used to buy these materials which are necessary for her to carry out her work. In this way, she will be able to increase her income.

Lilia tells us that she would like to improve her living conditions. She says that her next loan will be used to buy a sewing machine.
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La señora Lilia J. C. tiene 49 años de edad y vive en una casa en alquiler vivienda que esta ubicada en el barrio San Jose de la ciudad de Tarija. Lilia es madre soltera de dos hijos, por circunstancias de la vida se quedo sola ahora ella tiene que trabajar para poder sacar adelante a sus hijos. Lilia se dedica desde hace mas de 25 años a trabajar como costurera muy conocida por sus clientes que solicitan sus servicios, Lilia quiere tener mejores ingresos para salir adelante junto con sus hijos , pero ella nos cuenta que tiene la necesidad de comprar material de trabajo como ser telas, forros, entretelas, etc. Ya que tiene un pedido de varias prendas de vestir de esa forma poder realizar los trabajos que tiene por hacer, para un grupo de estudiantes. Como ella ya tiene experiencia en el rubro el credito sera destindo para la compra de dicho material que es necesario para realizar su actividad para de ese modo poder incrementar sus ingresos económicos.
Lilia nos cuenta que quiere mejorar las condiciones de vida que tiene, por eso nos dice que el proximo credito que solicite sera para la compra una maquina de costura.

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CIDRE is a Bolivian microfinance institution with a strong social commitment to the community. It works to provide quality financial services to rural and peri-urban borrowers, focusing primarily on agricultural loans for dairy farmers and micro-enterprises. CIDRE targets segments of the population that have not traditionally had access to credit, and invests in much-needed community development projects. It is currently working with coca farmers in the Chapare region to replace coca with less controversial crops. Get more involved by joining the Friends of CIDRE lending team.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
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  • $33,362,700
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lilia to buy material for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011