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Isabel is 41 years old and has two dependent children of school age. She lives in the province Colcapirua in Cochabamba in the western zone of Colombia. She is working hard to meet her goals and her children are in school and are very good students. All of this is made possible by selling the cheeses that she makes to a local bakery. Her husband Carlos is just as devoted to his job drilling wells for water, which he is very good at thanks to 20 years of experience. The reason for this loan is to buy fodder for her cows to continue making cheese from the milk her cows produce.
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La señora Isabel tiene 41 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos los cuales son dependientes de ella ya que aún están en edad escolar, vive en la provincia colcapirua de Cochabamba en la zona oeste, perseverante con sus metas, sus hijos están estudiando y son alumnos muy buenos, todo eso logro gracias a la venta de quesillos que ella misma elabora, los cuales son vendidos en su totalidad a una panadería de la zona en la que vive. Su esposo Carlos tiene el mismo empeño en cuanto a su trabajo el señor se dedica a la perforación de pozos de agua, en lo cual es muy bueno porque cuenta con 20 años de experiencia en su labor, el motivo del presente crédito es para poder comprar forraje para sus vacas y así seguir con la elaboración de quesillos ya que utiliza la leche que producen las vacas que son de su propiedad.

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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
  • 138
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  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Isabel buying fodder to feed her cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014