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Update on Juana

Juana, 39 years old, is married to Juan and they have two dependent children. One of the children is in school. They live in Sacaba, Nueva Canaán. Her work is in the community of San Isidro, which is 36km from the city of Cochabamba. Juana works by manufacturing straw mattresses here.The mattresses are sold at the weekly market in Colomi. Orders also come from Sacaba. Juana is a humble worker. She needs money to grow her mattress business. Juana wants to grow the business because there is a high demand. Her savings have been spent on her husband's recovery from when he suffered from a work accident. Juana will continue working for her two children until they complete their higher educations.
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La Señora Juana tiene 39 años de edad, casada con el Sr. Juan tienen 2 hijos menores dependientes uno estudia y el otro todavía, viven en Sacaba zona Nueva Canaán la actividad económica está en la comunidad de San Isidro a 36 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, Doña Juana se dedica a fabricar colchones de paja en la misma comunidad, los colchones vende en la feria semanal de Colomi, Sacaba también hace pedidos, Doña Juana es una persona humilde trabajadora, necesita dinero para ampliar su negocio de colchones, y ampliar su negocio. Doña Juana quiere ampliar el negocio de colchones porque tiene mucha demanda, el ahorro que tenía gasto en la curación de su esposo que sufrió un accidente en el trabajo, ella seguirá trabajando por sus dos hijos hasta que terminen sus estudios superiores.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Juana, 38, and her husband, Sr. Juan Vallejos Alvarado, have 2 young children. They live in the town of San Isidro, some 36 kilometers from Cochabamba. Sra. Juana makes straw mattresses for a living. She's applying for a loan to pay for an "anticretico" arrangement (a pre-paid rental cont... More from Juana's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,524,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juana to buy supplies for mattress production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Juana. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More