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Maria Dula

Update on Maria Dula

María, 36, is divorced and has three children. She lives in the Maica Central area of Cochabamba. She makes a living producing milk and raising pigs. María's very dedicated to her job.

María's dedicated to her children's education because when she divorced it was decided that her husband would give her an allowance for the children's education. He hasn't supported her yet, though, because one of the children went to live with him in El Chapare.

She works from early in the morning to deliver the milk so she can give her children, who are in school, the best she can and so they don't lack anything. María worked producing milk from a very young age without stopping, even when she was pregnant.

The loan she's requesting is to buy fodder. This will increase her income because she will have better production and be able to produce more liters of milk.

She dreams of a better future for her children and asks that they never make the same error she did of getting married young without having finished school and without a profession. She wants her daughter to be able to have a career and a better life than she herself had.
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La Señora María de 36 años de edad es divorciada y tiene 3 hijos ella vive en la Maica central una zona de la ciudad de Cochabamba, se dedica a la producción de leche y al mismo tiempo a la cría de cerdos la señora María es muy dedicada a su trabajo.
La Señora María se dedica a la educación de sus hijos puesto que cuando se divorcio quedo que el esposo le pasaría pensiones para la educación de los niños pero hasta el momento no la apoya, ya que uno de los hijos se fue a vivir con su padre al Chapare. Ella trabaja desde muy temprano para la entrega de la leche para que no les falte nada a sus hijos que están en la escuela y darles lo mejor que ella pueda brindarles, La señora María trabajó desde muy joven en la producción de leche, sin parar aun estando embarazada. El préstamo que solicita es para compra de forraje, esto incrementara sus ingresos porque podrá entregar más litros de leche ya que tendrá una buena produccion. Ella sueña con un mejor futuro para sus hijos y les pide que jamás cometan el error que cometió de casarse joven sin antes haber acabado sus estudios y sin tener una profesión, quiere que su hija pueda realizar una carrera y tener una vida mejor que la que tuvo ella.

Previous Loan Details

María, 34, is divorced and has three children. She lives in the Maica Central, a zone in the city of Cochabamba. She’s a dairy farmer and also raises pigs. María is very dedicated to her work. María is dedicated to her children’s education because when she became divorced it was agreed th... More from Maria Dula'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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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  • $33,362,700
    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 Maria Dula to buy fodder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Dula. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More