Deysi and her husband work on the land that she inherited from her mother. The prices of supplies for her dairy are very expensive and she needs operating capital to buy soybean husks since this component makes up part of the diet for her cows. Grasses are scarce during the winter season, so her cows consume mostly soybean husks.
In addition to working at the dairy, her husband performs auto body repairs in this same area and has a small repair shop at home. Everything that Deysi and her husband do is geared toward improving the living conditions for themselves and their children.
About CIDRECIDRE 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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