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Patricia Sheila
Patricia is 29 years old and was born in the city of Cochabamba. She is a physical therapist by profession and a single mother whose daughter is nine years old. Patricia lives with her parents because she can't afford to rent. She works at a wellness center in the city of Cochabamba, but doesn't have a fixed salary and only earns a percentage from each client. To supplement and improve her income a little, she works selling handbags. This extra job generates a little more income, which she needs because her small daughter attends school. She doesn't receive any help from the father of her child, so she works hard to help her be successful. Patricia needs help to purchase more handbags and increase her merchandise. In this way, she will increase her income and improve her life and that of her daughter.
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La señora Patricia es una persona de 29 años de edad, nacida en la ciudad de Cochabamba, ella es fisioterapeuta de profesión, madre soltera, su niña tiene 9 añitos. Patricia vive con sus padres por que no puede pagar un alquiler, ella trabaja en un centro de estética en la ciudad de Cochabamba, no tiene un sueldo fijo, solo gana del porcentaje de atención a cada cliente; para apoyar y mejorar un poco sus ingresos ella se dedica a la venta de carteras, esta actividad extra le genera un poco más de ingreso, ya que ella necesita porque su pequeña hija ya va a la escuela. Ella no recibe ayuda alguna del padre de la niña, así que ella con esfuerzo trabaja para sacar adelante a su pequeña hija, Patricia necesita ayuda para comprar más carteras y aumentar su mercadería, así de esta manera ella mejorara sus ingresos y mejorará su vida y la de su pequeña hija.

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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
  • 157
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,301,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Patricia Sheila have the operational capital for her fashion accessories business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015