María Dolores, 19, lives in a community far from the village. Since she was a little girl she has worked alongside her parents in agriculture. Where she lives there is only one crop season per year because of lack of irrigation, so they must wait for the rainy season. Her parents no longer work because of their age. She is the youngest in the family and takes care of them.
Because of drought her small patch of onions did not grow and she was unable to obtain the income she had expected.
María Dolores is a well loved, respected person where she lives. Sometimes she has to work for other farms to earn extra money. She is requesting a loan to buy carrot and bean seeds, as well as organic fertilizer. She wants to increase production to make more income and give her parents a better quality of life. The loan will be of great help to her.
MARIA DOLORES, TIENE 19 AÑOS DE EDAD, VIVE EN UNA COMUNIDAD ALEJADA DEL PUEBLO, DESDE MUY PEQUEÑA TRABAJA JUNTAMENTE CON SUS PADRES EN LA AGRICULTURA EN EL LUGAR DONDE VIVE SOLAMENTE PRODUCEN UNA SOLA VEZ AL AÑO POR FALTA DE RIEGO TIENE QUE ESPERAR LA ÉPOCA DE AGUASERO. SUS PADRES YA NO TRABAJAN POR LA EDAD AVANZADA QUE TIENEN ES LA HIJA MENOR DE SU FAMILIA Y ELLA SE HIZO CARGO DE SUS PADRES.
ESTA ÉPOCA POR EL DESASTRE NATURAL DE LA SEQUÍA SU PEQUEÑA PARCELA DE CEBOLLA NO MADURO BIEN, ESTE DESASTRE LE HIZO FRACASAR EN SUS INGRESOS ECONÓMICOS QUE ELLA ESPERABA.
MARIA DOLORES ES UNA PERSONA MUY QUERIDA Y RESPETADA EN EL LUGAR DONDE VIVE, POR LO DEDICADA A SU TRABAJO QUE A VECES HASTA TIENE QUE TRABAJAR EN JORNAL EN LA AGRICULTURA PARA GANAR ALGUNOS PESOS Y ASÍ MANTENERSE, ELLA ESTÁ SOLICITANDO EL CRÉDITO PARA COMPRA SEMILLA DE ZAHORIA, SEMILLA DE FREJOL, Y ABONO ORGÁNICO. PARA PRODUCIR MÁS ZANAHORIA Y CEBOLLA DE ESTA MANERA AUMENTAR SU PRODUCCIÓN PARA MEJORAR SUS INGRESO ECONÓMICO Y DARLES UNA MEJOR CALIDAD DE VIDA A SUS PADRES. EL CRÉDITO AYUDARA MUCHO A ELLA EN EL DURO TRABAJO QUE REALIZA.
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.