She and her husband are hardworking people who make a living in agricultural labor with income during the season for selling potatoes, broad beans in the pod, and oca [a tuber]. They grow in the same community, on 3.5 hectares inherited from her parents. They have heads of cattle: one dairy, two for fattening, one calf and one young bull.
Victoriana's requesting the loan to build a house because she invested her savings in medicine for her son who is ill (disabled).
Finally, she and her family were very happy because they needed money urgently for the medicine mentioned earlier. She always will work to be able to have a better future.
About CIDRECIDRE 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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