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Riovana is a native of the Chaqui Kocha km 75 community on the old highway to Santa Cruz. She currently lives in the community with her four children who are all reliant on her. The home in which she lives is of a rustic kind, made of mud with a tiled roof. She makes her living in farming, growing potatoes, beans and cereals, all of these products are grow on land handed down to her by her father who currently lives with her husband.

The loan which Riovana is seeking is to buy agricultural supplies to increase output this year and in this way, improve the financial income to support her family. The area in which Riovana lives produces seasonally, she says that she harvests the crop once a year and it is her children who carry out the agricultural work, sometimes with the help of her neighbours.
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La señora Riovana es natural de la comunidad de Chaqui Kocha km 75 carretera antigua a Santa Cruz, actualmente vive en la comunidad con sus cuatro hijos a su cargo de ella, la vivienda donde vive es construido de barro con techo de teja tipo rustico. La actividad a que se dedica es la agricultura que se dedica a producir papa, haba y cereales todo estos productos son producidos en los terrenos de herencia de su padre que actualmente vive con su esposo, la señora Riovana prácticamente el crédito que está solicitando es para comprar los insumos agrícolas para poder incrementar la producción este año así de esa manera de mejorar sus ingresos económicos para mantener su familia. En la zona donde vive la señora Riovana produce estacionalmente, manifiesta que cosecha una ves al año la producción y los trabajos agrícolas realizan con sus hijos en alguna casos con ayuda de sus vecinos.

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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
  • 164
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  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Riovana buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013