Eustaquia is a 74 year old widow with three independent children who do not live in Cochabamba. She has a small farm with nine milk cows. Her granddaughter who has lived with her since she was little helps her on the farm. She is the only support Eustaquia has had since her husband died 15 years ago.
Eustaquia is a very active lady and working with her milk herd is her life. Currently some of the cows are pregnant and she needs capital to invest in a small cow. This is to increase the milk production so that she can keep up the milk quota she supplies to the industrial plant, since she will lose her share if her production and delivery of milk decreases too much.
La señora Eustaquia es una persona que tiene 74 años, viuda, con tres hijos independientes que no viven en Cochabamba, tiene una pequeña granja con nueve vacas lecheras, le ayuda en la granja su nieta que vive con ella desde pequeñita, es la única persona que la acompaña desde la muerte de su esposo hacen 15 años. Es una señora muy activa y su vida es el trabajo con su ganado lechero, actualmente varias están preñadas y necesita capital de inversión para comprar una vaquita y aumentar su producción de leche y no dejar de entregar el cupo que tiene en la planta industrializadora donde perdería la acción si baja demasiado la producción y entrega del producto.
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.