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Mrs. Emiliana is 37 years old, she is single, lives with her parents but is financially independent, and she sells potatoes. She buys her items at the Colomi marketplace every Thursday from farmers to sell at the Ivirgarzama tropic where she has a stall; she has been in business for over 6 years. Mrs. Emiliana needs capital to buy and sell potatoes, as her savings were used to buy a lot of land to build a home. Mrs. Emiliana says that she has small capital for her business and the loan will help her buy more potatoes to sell. She will have to save to build her own home since that is one of her dreams.
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La Señora Emiliana tiene 37 años estado civil soltera, vive con sus padres pero económicamente es independiente se dedica al comercio de papa. Compra en la feria de Colomi los días jueves de los agricultores para llevar a vender a trópico Ivirgarzama donde tiene mercado consolidado, realiza esta actividad más de 6 años. La Sra. Emiliana necesita capital de operación para comercio de papa, el ahorro que tenía invirtió en la compra de un lote de terreno para vivienda. La Sra. Emiliana nos comenta que estaba con poco capital para el comercio, con el préstamo comprará más cantidad de papa para comercio, tendrá para ahorrar para construir su propia casa que es uno de los sueños tener vivienda propia.

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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
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,331,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Emiliana buy potatoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015