Sra. Lilian V. V., 30, only has a primary school education. She is a single mother of two children, aged 12 and 8 years. She lives 8 km from the city of Cochabamba in Maica Quenamari. She cares for milk cows and produces raw milk. Thanks to an opportunity that has arisen, she is buying one more milk cow, and needs investment capital. Dairy farming is a family tradition. Since she was small she has worked with her parents, and now she has her own cows. She wants to improve living conditions for her small children, who are still in school.
La señora Lilian V. V. tiene treinta años de edad, sólo ha estudiado la primaria, tiene dos hijos dependientes de 12 y 8 años, es madre soltera, vive a 8 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba en la zona de maica-quenamari ella se dedica al cuidado y producción de leche cruda y gracias a un oportunidad que se le presento, necesita capital de inversión, está comprando una vaca lechera más para su actividad, la misma que es de tradición familiar, desde pequeña ha trabajado con sus padres y tiene sus propias vacas. Quiere mejorar sus condiciones de vida para sus pequeños hijos los cuales aun van a la escuela.
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.