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Octavia is a 39 year old person, who is married and finished studying through primary school, and she lives in a house of her own with six dependents, which are her children. Her primary economic activity ad that of her family is in agriculture, and their principal crops are potatoes, broad beans, peas, and barley, which they grow on the property she inherited from her parents. They are situated in the communities of Toralapa Baja and Pucara Grande in the municipality of Tíraque about 70 Kilometers distance from the city of Cochabamba.

Sra. Octavia and her family state that they are hardworking and responsible people who want to be successful, and they want to continue increasing their agricultural production, and for this to happen, they need to have more investment capital to buy chicken manure for fertilizer and seed potatoes, which is their primary crop. In this way, they will be able to improve their quality of life for their dependents.
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La señora Octavia, es una persona de 39 años de edad, de estado civil casada, alcanzo a estudiar la primaria, vive en su casa propia y cuenta con seis dependientes económicos a cargo los cuales son sus hijos. La actividad económica principal de la clienta y su familia es la producción agrícola y los principales productos que cultiva son la papa, haba, arveja y cebada en sus terrenos heredados por parte de sus padres que se hallan situadas en las comunidades de Toralapa Baja y Pucara Grande del municipio de Tíraque que están distantes a unos 70 Km. desde la ciudad de Cochabamba. La señora Octavia y su familia manifiestan ser personas trabajadoras y responsables que quieren superarse y seguir incrementando su producción agrícola y para tal efecto se ve en la necesidad de solicitar capital de inversión para la compra de abono de gallinaza y semilla de papa que es el principal cultivo que producen y de tal forma poder mejorar la calidad de vida de sus dependientes.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,587,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Octavia to buy fertilizer made of chicken manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013