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Marcelina is 46 years old. Her family consists of three members: the mother and two children. It is a humble family of limited financial resources. They live in the community of Tako Tako Alto in the Mizque municipality of the Cochabamba region. She works in agriculture and with livestock. She grows potatoes, beans, and onions. She sells them in the same place where the traders live in Mizque.

Marcelina is a very respected person in her community because of her work and being responsible for the feeding and educating of her family. They have a home with adobe walls, a thatched roof, and earth plaster. With this type of home, one must make the plaster every year before the rains. Marcelina is requesting this loan to buy more seeds, fertilizers, and agrochemicals to have a better harvest, and in this way, improve the standard of living for her whole family.
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Doña Marcelina, tiene 46 años de edad, su familia está compuesta por tres miembros: dos hijos y la madre, es de una familia humilde de escasos recursos económicos, viven en la comunidad de Tako Tako Alto del municipio de Mizque, del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria, produce papa, frejol y cebolla; los comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. Doña Marcelina es una persona muy respetada en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser la responsable de la alimentación y la educación de su familia. Tienen una vivienda de paredes de adobe, techo de cañaweca y revoque de barro, esta clase de vivienda cada año antes de las lluvias hay que hacer el revoque. Doña Marcelina, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas, abonos y agroquímicos para tener más producción y de esta forma mejorar las condiciones de vida de toda su familia.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Marcelina to buy seeds, fertilizers, and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2012
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 27, 2015