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Roberta comes from a humble family and is a hardworking, responsible lady. She was married at a young age, has been married for 20 years and has five children. Roberta works in agriculture, producing corn and raising cattle for milk. She has been doing this work since she was very young.

Roberta makes cheese from raw milk produced by her cows, and sells her products in major markets in her neighborhood. Roberta's cheeses always sell quickly due to their high quality. Through much hard work and effort, Roberta and her husband purchased some land where they can live and expand their business. Roberta is requesting this loan to buy a dairy cow, which will help her to increase her income.
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La señora Roberta proviene de una familia humilde, trabajadora y responsable; está casada aproximadamente veinte años, tiene cinco hijos, se casó muy joven. La señora Roberta se dedica a la actividad de agropecuaria (crianza de ganado vacuno para la producción de leche y actividades de producción de maíz), esta actividad lo realiza desde que era muy joven, la señora Roberta transforma la leche cruda que produce sus vacas en quesillos y lo va a vender en los principales mercados de su zona. Cuando la señora Roberta comercializa sus quesillos, estos se terminan rápido ya que la señora ofrece quesillos de buena calidad. Trabajando duro y con esfuerzo la señora Roberta y su esposo se compraron un lote donde puedan vivir y expandir las actividades que realizan. Actualmente la señora Roberta está solicitando el crédito para la compra de una vaca, ya que con esto podrá incrementar sus ingresos.

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
  • 238
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,598,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Roberta to purchase a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015