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Leonarda, a hard worker, is 33 years old. She lives in the Esquilan Chico area in the province of Quillacollo. She earns her daily bread by selling milk from dairy cows. Leonarda lives with her family.

She is asking for a loan, along with her nearby partners, in order to buy a cooling tank for the milk in order to keep the milk from spoiling. It is a serious loss of income to their families when they lose milk to spoilage because they rely almost entirely on the sale of fresh raw milk.

She is very grateful to the people who help her through Kiva for the opportunity of making her dream come true. Her future plans include asking for a new loan in order to improve their farm.
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Leonarda tiene 33 años de edad, es una persona trabajadora. Ella vive en la zona de Esquilan Chico de la provincia de Quillacollo, se gana el pan de cada dia vendiendo la leche que obtiene de sus vacas.
Leonarda vive con su familia, necesita el préstamo para acceder junto a compañeros de su zona a la compra de un tanque de enfriamiento para la leche y de esta manera puedan conservar mayor tiempo el producto y no entren en perdida lo que afectaría gravemente a la economía de sus familias debido a que dependen casi exclusivamente de la venta de leche cruda de buena calidad. Ella está muy agradecida con la gente que por medio de Kiva le pudo dar la oportunidad de hacer realidad su sueño.
Leonarda entre sus planes futuros planea sacar un nuevo préstamo para mejorar su granja

Additional Information


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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 231
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  • $31,578,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Leonarda to purchase with partners a cooling tank for milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013