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Francisca lives in Patacamaya with her husband and nine children of various ages. They grow potatoes and quinoa on their land in the Santiago de Callapa community. They inherited the land from their grandparents, so they're continuing through the generations.

Francisca's very hardworking because having the responsibility of a big family made her think about getting more income. This is how she decided to start a business selling refreshments, gelatin, fruit salad, and other products. She does this job year round with the help of her older children, who sell in the streets to get more income for the family shopping basket.

The goal of the loan is to improve her sales stall. They need to buy chairs and have operating capital for her business.
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a señora Francisca vive en Patacamaya junto a su esposo e hijos los cuales son 9 de diferentes edades, ellos son agricultores de papa y quinua en sus terrenos de la comunidad Santiago de callapa las cuales le heredaron sus abuelos y así siguen de generación en generación , francisca es muy trabajadora ya que al tener la responsabilidad de tener una familia numerosa le hizo reflexionar en obtener mas ingresos y es así que ella decide poner un negocio comercial que es la venta de refrescos, gelatinas ,ensaladas de frutas y otros productos mas, esta actividad lo realiza a lo largo del año con la ayuda de sus hijos mayores. Ya que ellos van ambulando por las calles para así obtener más ingresos para la canasta familiar, ellos quieren mejorar su puesto de venta gelatina por eso este el motivo del crédito, necesitan comprar sillas, capital de operación para su negocio.

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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
  • 143
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,450 helped Francisca to buy tables, chairs, and dishes.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 1, 2012