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Mery, age 30, lives in the Quillacollo province, Vinto municipality, Cochabamba department. She has one child who is dependent upon her. She has been separated from her child’s father for 12 years because he abandoned her. For all of this time, nothing is known about him.

She perseveres with her goals, and she devotes herself to the production of raw milk. She has five years of experience, and that is how she got her school age child ahead. He is a very remarkable student because of his great capacity for learning.

All of her milk production is delivered to PIL’s [industrial milk production plant ] AINPA – CHINCHILLA dairy module.

The reason for this loan is to be able to buy soybean hulls in order to be able to feed her dairy cows. She will do this to get more milk production, and this way she will continue getting her young child ahead.
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La señora Mery tiene 30 años de edad, vive en la provincia de Quillacollo Municipio de Vinto del departamento de Cochabamba, tiene 1 hijo dependiente de ella, separada del padre de su hijo hace 12 años dado que la abandono y no se sabe nada del todo ese tiempo, perseverante con sus metas la cliente se dedica a la producción de leche cruda, en la cual ya tiene una experiencia de 5 años, y así saco adelante a su hijo el cual se encuentra en edad escolar y es un alumno muy bueno destacado por su gran capacidad de aprendizaje, toda la producción de leche es entregada a la PIL al módulo lechero AINPA - CHINCHILLA, el motivo del presente crédito es para poder comprar cascara de soya, para poder alimentar a su ganado lechero y obtener más producción de leche, y así seguir sacando adelante a su pequeño hijo.

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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
  • 237
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,598,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mery to buy soybean hulls to feed her dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014