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Update on Eustaquia

Eustaquia is 54 years old and was widowed about three years ago and lives alone in the rural community of the Segunda Candelaria a neighborhood of Alto San Isidro on the northern part of Colomi, where she has been for years. She doesn't know how to read or write. She is a very responsible woman about her obligations and her primary economic activity is the production of potatoes, broad beans, and other traditional tubers, called oca and papaliza, for which she contracts temporary laborers for the preparation of the fields, sowing, traditional day labor, herbicidal treatments, and the harvest. She also has several head of cattle, including two milch cows and two who are pregnant.

Eustaquia needs resources to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and potatoes for planting. She says that this loan will help her to get ahead and improve her future agricultural plantings by sowing in more areas, since her only daughter who was living with her became partnered and she wants to help her daughter have a better future and get her own house in the city.
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La señora Eustaquia tiene 54 años de edad viuda hace 3 años atrás vive sola en una comunidad rural 2da Candelaria sindicato Alto San Isidro hacia el norte de Colomi hace años, no sabe leer ni escribir. La señora muy responsable con sus obligaciones con su actividad económica de producción agrícola de papa, haba, oca, papaliza lo cual contrata personal eventual para preparación de terreno, siembra, labores culturales, tratamientos fitosanitarios y cosecha, cuenta con cabezas de ganado vacuno 2 lecheras más 2 de engorde; Doña Eustaquia necesita recursos para comprar abono orgánico (gallinaza) y semilla de papa, ella nos comenta con este crédito va salir adelante mejorando siempre su producción agrícola sembrar en más superficies ya que su única hija que vivía con ella se concubino y quiere ayudarla para que tenga un mejor futuro y que tengan una casa propia en la ciudad.

Previous Loan Details

Mrs. Eustaquia C. Fernández, 58, lives with her daughter, Teresa Miranda Caraballo, 30, in Colomi Segunda Candelaria sindicato Alto San Isidro, towards the north. She was widowed a year ago so is now alone with her only daughter. Eustaquia and her daughter farm potatoes, broad beans, oca and ... More from Eustaquia's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,239,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Eustaquia to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and potatoes for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014