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Amanda is 29 years old. She was able to finish high school, paying for it with money that she earned working as a helper to her aunt, who is a seamstress. She is single and does not have any children. When she was in high school her mother passed away and her father decided not to continue helping her pay for her studies. The only support she had while studying came from her aunts and uncles. Later on she decided to travel to where one of her uncles lives in Brazil, to stop studying to be able to continue working as a seamstress and in this way earn an income. She has since returned from Brazil and now lives with her aunt and uncle, to whom she pays rent. Since she has experience in the work of a seamstress, she is partnering with her aunt to open a business in Cochabamba. Amanda is requesting the loan to buy sewing machines, so that she has her own equipment. This will allow her to have improved income and she is considering continuing to study later on down the road.
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La señorita Amanda tiene 29 años, termino el colegio con dinero que ella ganaba siendo ayudante de costura de su tía, no tiene conviviente y tampoco hijos, fue criada por sus padres, cuando estaba en el colegio falleció su madre y su padre decidió no colaborarle con sus estudios, la única ayuda que tubo para estudiar en la universidad fue de sus tíos, un tiempo mas adelante ella decidió viajar donde uno de sus tíos en Brasil y dejar su carrera para seguir trabajando en la costura y así ganar algo de dinero. Ella se vino de Brasil, esta viviendo junto a sus tíos a los cuales le paga alquiler por la pieza donde habita. La solicitante como tiene experiencia en el rubro de la costura esta iniciando su negocio propio en Cochabamba asociándose con su tía. La señorita Amanda esta solicitando el crédito para comprar maquinas de costura y así ser independiente. Esto le permitirá tener mejores ingresos y piensa en terminar su carrera mas adelante.

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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
  • 233
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  • $31,587,350
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Amanda to buy sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014