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Fabiola, age 21, is a young woman who looks to succeed on a personal level. She lives in the District of Laguna Alalay in the city of Cochabamba. For the past two years, she has worked as a secretary at a law firm. She also sells personal care and image makeover products.

Fabiola lives at the home of her grandparents with her mother and her siblings. Her father died a few years ago. Due to her work and her studies, Fabiola needs a loan to buy cosmetics so that she can improve her business in order for her to raise her standard of living. She is very grateful to the people who lend through Kiva for giving her the opportunity to fulfill her dream. Fabiola’s future plans include obtaining a new loan so that she can open a pastry shop where she can work with her beloved mother.

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Fabiola tiene 21 años de edad, es una jovencita con ganas de superación personal. Ella vive en la zona de la laguna Alalay de la ciudad de Cochabamba, trabaja en un estudio jurídico como secretaria hace 2 años y también vende productos para el arreglo y cuidado de imagen personal.
Fabiola vive en la casa de sus abuelos junto a su madre y hermanos, su padre murió hace algunos años, debido a que Fabiola trabaja y estudia necesita el préstamo para que compre mercadería de cosméticos y mejore la actividad que tiene, de esta manera puede mejorar su nivel de vida. Ella está muy agradecida con la gente que por medio de Kiva le pudo dar la oportunidad de hacer realidad su sueño.
Fabiola entre sus planes futuros planea sacar un nuevo préstamo para abrir una repostería donde trabaje su querida mamá.

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
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Fabiola to purchase cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013