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Felisa
Felisa is 37 years old and is the mother of three children. She lives in a common-law marriage and works in milk production. They live in the rural zone of the city of Cochabamba. Felisa is a plucky woman, because about six years ago her spouse had an accident with the tractor that he was driving. His health was very fragile; it was so serious that he couldn’t walk and they had to do treatments and physical therapy. Felisa was always with him, supporting him. She would get up very early to do her work and to be able to deliver the milk to the dairy. In this way, she was able to earn more money for her husband’s rehabilitation and so that the children didn’t have to leave school (which is very important to her). She never gave up; she kept pressing on in spite of all the difficulties that she went through.

Felisa is asking for a loan to buy construction materials for feeding troughs, because the hot and rainy season is approaching and her herd has to have a good place so that they don’t get sick and decrease their milk production. Along with her spouse, she has a dream that her children can finish school and, in the same way, study for a degree, because Felisa and her husband didn’t manage to even finish school; they met when they were very young and since then they have lived together.
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Felisa tiene 37 años de edad, es madre de tres niños, vive en concubinato, se dedica a la producción de la leche y viven en una zona rural de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Felisa es una mujer luchadora ya que hace como seis años atrás su esposo tuvo un accidente en el tractor que él trabajaba y estaba muy delicado de salud fue tan grave que él no podía caminar y tuvieron que hacer tratamientos y fisioterapias en las cuales Felisa siempre estuvo con el apoyándolo, ella se levantaba muy temprano para realizar su trabajo y poder entregar la leche a la empresa de leche y de esa manera poder tener más ingresos para la rehabilitación de su esposo y que sus niños no dejaran la escuela ya que era importante para ella; en ningún momento ella se dejaron vencer salió adelante a pesar de todas las dificultades que atravesó. Felisa solicita el crédito para la compra de materiales de construcción para comederos, ya que se acerca la temporada de calor y lluvias y su ganado tiene que tener un buen lugar para no enfermarse y bajar la producción de leche. Ella junto a su esposo sueñan que sus niños puedan en un futuro terminar el colegio y de la misma manera poder hacer una carrera, ya que ellos no pudieron ni terminar el colegio porque se conocieron muy jóvenes y desde entonces viven juntos.

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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.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 102
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  • $29,504,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Felisa to build feeding troughs for her cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 3, 2013
Listed
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 17, 2014