It was very difficult for her father to support her because he had several children. She started working while very young helping her father work his parcel. With much sacrifice she bought a wood house. She worked doing all kinds of things and did not have the opportunity to continue in school because her father couldn’t afford to pay for her schooling. So she worked and studied until she was able to finish secondary school and gradually she became independent. She currently has a fruit stand and also works in agriculture growing manioc on her father’s land.
Dionicia’s a responsible, very hardworking woman whose dream is to continue growing and to build a house that’s better than the one she has now for she currently just lives in a small wood house. This is why she’s requesting the loan for it’s very important to be able to have better quality of life.
About CIDRECIDRE 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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