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Cecilia, age 52, lives in the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. She has a high school education, but she was not able to finish her studies due to her family’s lack of financial resources. She has four dependent children.

Cecilia has had a food service business for many years. She makes the dishes by order for special events, the municipal government, and more occasions. She also sells groceries.

Cecilia is humble and very hard-working. She does everything in order to give the best to her children. She does not have support from her husband because he abandoned her and her children. She alone takes care of all of her children. She does everything in order to give them a better life and to pay for their education.

The current loan that Cecilia is requesting is to build her house because she wants to improve the family’s stability.
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Cecilia de 52 años de edad vive en Bolivia en la ciudad de Cochabamba, estudio hasta el nivel bachillerato no pudo culminar sus estudios por falta de recursos económicos familiares, tiene 4 hijos que dependen de ella, desde muchos años Cecilia se dedica a la venta de comida de servicios gastronómicos ya que ella prepara platos a pedido para eventos especiales, alcaldías y otros eventos mas, también se dedica a la venta de abarrotes, Cecilia es humilde y muy trabajadora ya que ella hace todo para dar lo mejor a sus hijos no cuenta con el apoyo de su marido ya que le dejo abandonada con sus hijos ya que ella se hace cargo sola de todos sus hijo y ella hace todo por darles una vida mejor y pagar sus estudios de sus hijos. El presente crédito que solicita Cecilia es para la construcción de su vivienda, ya que quiere mejorar su estabilidad familiar.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Cecilia to build her house.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 2, 2012