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Susana is 45 years old. She lives with her husband Fermín. Her home is located in the community of Cañón about 45 kilometers from the city of Monteagudo.

Her main work is in the development of raising pigs and the production of corn. The pigs are raised in rustic pigpens, and the corn is a part of the stockpile for the pig feed and the remainder is sold. She is asking for a loan in order to grow corn and it is the season for this activity, so that there is food for the livestock later.

Susana and Fermín have four daughters who are school students, and that is why they have to work and improve their earnings in order to cover the school expenses, school supplies, clothing and other expenses their daughters have so they can continue studying, to complete their studies and to depart as professionals in order to have a better life.
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La señora Susana tiene 45 años de edad, vive con su esposo Fermín, su domicilio esta ubicado en la comunidad Cañón largo a unos 45 km de la Ciudad de Monteagudo. Sus principales actividades son la cría de cerdos mejorados y producción de maíz, los cerdos los crían en corrales rústicos, el maíz una parte lo almacena para el alimento de sus cerdos lo restante lo vende, ahora la cliente esta solicitando crédito para poder sembrar maíz ya que nos encontramos en época para esta actividad, para que así tenga alimento para su ganado mas allá. Susana y Fermín tienen 4 hijas que se encuentran actualmente estudiando, es por eso que ellos tienen que trabajar y mejorar sus ingresos para cubrir los gastos de estudios, útiles, ropas y otros de sus hijas que tienen y puedan continuar estudiando, hasta concluir sus estudios y salir profesionales para tener una mejor vida.

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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
  • 205
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,401,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Susana to buy agricultural supplies in order to grow corn to feed her pigs and to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013