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Marina is a 24-year-old young woman. She lives in her parents' house with her small child in the Huajchilla area of the city of La Paz.

The work she does is selling flowers in the market of the city of La Paz. She buys the merchandise from wholesalers in another community. It is a very demanding job, both for her and for her small child, because sometimes he goes with her at 4:30 in the morning, the time at which the merchandise arrives, to unload and get her stall ready for selling.

She does this job two days a week; Saturdays and Sundays, that is, because she also works as a domestic employee and gardener from Monday through Friday. Because of her diligence in these two activities, Marina is a very hardworking woman, and responsible about her young son.

The loan she is requesting is for her operating capital, with which she will buy merchandise and in this way diversify the flowers she sells.
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Marina es una joven de 24 años vive en casa de sus padres con su pequeño hijo, en la Zona de Huajchilla de la ciudad de La Paz. La actividad de la cliente es la venta de flores feria de la ciudad de La Paz todos los dias, compra la mercadería de mayoristas de otra comunidad, es un trabajo muy sacrificado tanto para ella como para su pequeño hijo, ya que en varias oportunidades va con él a las 4:30 de a mañana, hora en la que llega la mercadería, para descargar y acomodar en su puesto para la venta. Esta actividad la realiza 2 días a la semana es decir sábados y domingos, ya que también presta sus servicios como empleada domestica y jardinería de lunes a viernes, por el desempeño de estas dos actividades Marina es una mujer muy trabajadora y responsable de su pequeño hijo. El crédito que solicita es para su capital de operación, con lo cual comprara mercadería y de esa manera diversificara las flores que vende.

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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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Marina to have operating capital to buy flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013