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Maria Luisa
Mrs. Maria Luisa R. M. is 26 years old and she lives in a rental house located in the community of Carmen in the city of Tarija. Maria Luisa is a single mother to one daughter, and for life circumstances she has been left alone. She has to work to be able to support her daughter. Maria Luisa has been a seamstress for the past 14 years and as she is very well known by her clients they request her services. Maria Luisa wants to have a better income to be able to support herself and her daughter. She says that she needs to purchase materials for her business, such as fabrics, coverings, batting, zippers, buttons, etc. She has an order for various articles of clothing and this way she will be able to make the clothing that she needs to make. As she already has experience in the field, this loan will be used to purchase materials that she needs for her business, and so to improve her earnings.

Maria Luisa says that she wants to improve the quality of her life. And she says that the next loan she requests will be used to purchase a new sewing machine.
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La señora Maria Luisa R. M. tiene 26 años de edad y vive en una casa en alquiler vivienda que esta ubicada en el barrio el Carmen de la ciudad de Tarija. Maria Luisa es madre soltera de un hijo, por circunstancias de la vida se quedo sola ahora ella tiene que trabajar para poder sacar adelante a su hijo. Maria Luisa se dedica desde hace mas de 14 años a trabajar como costurera siendo muy conocida por sus clientes que solicitan sus servicios, Maria Luisa quiere tener mejores ingresos para salir adelante junto con su hija , pero ella nos cuenta que tiene la necesidad de comprar material de trabajo como ser telas, forros, entretelas, sierres , botones, etc. Ya que tiene un pedido de varias prendas de vestir de esa forma poder realizar los trabajos que tiene por hacer, como ella ya tiene experiencia en el rubro el credito sera destinado para la compra de dicho material que es necesario para realizar su actividad para de ese modo poder incrementar sus ingresos.
Maria Luisa 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
  • 197
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  • $31,410,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Maria Luisa to purchase fabrics, batting, zippers, buttons and other materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011