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Sandra Teofila
Sandra Teófila is 32 years old, young and hard working. Because of unfortunate events, she has been an orphan since she was very young. She remained in the care of her grandparents, but because they had very few financial resources, they left her in the care of her godmother. Sandra’s godmother sold food for a living and she taught Sandra how to cook. Sandra also has two children who don’t know their father because he abandoned them when they were still young. In order to provide for her children, she had to work in different areas until her godmother eventually gave up her sales stand two years ago. Now Sandra Teófila sells food from the stand and, little by little, she is equipping her kitchen. Sandra will use the current loan to buy new dishes since her present ones aren't in very good condition. This will help her to continue giving her children a decent life.
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La señora Sandra Teófila tiene 32 años, es una persona joven y trabajadora, que por muy mala fortuna quedo huérfana desde muy pequeña quedando al cuidado de sus abuelos de muy bajos recursos económicos, los cuales se vieron obligados a dejarla al cuidado de su madrina quien era comerciante de comida, la misma le enseño a cocinar. Tiene dos hijos los cuales no conocen a su padre debido a que este los abandono cuando aún eran pequeños. Para poder mantener a sus hijos tuvo que trabajar en diferentes áreas, hasta que al final su madrina le cedió el puesto de venta desde hace dos años atrás, es desde ahí que Sandra Teófila se dedica a la venta de comida poco a poco está equipando su cocina, el motivo del presente crédito es para que Sandra pueda renovar su vajilla ya que la anterior ya presente deterioro y así seguir poder dándole a sus hijos una vida digna.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,241,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sandra Teofila purchase new dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015