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Basilia is 39 years old. She studied through primary school. Due to lack of resources, she was not able to continue studying.

At present she lives alone, because her partner and father of her 4 children abandoned her 5 years ago. Since then, Basilia is both father and mother for her children. She lives in the house that they constructed alongside her ex-partner. She has a business selling clothing at the local market. Every weekend she travels to the city in order to stock up on merchandise. This is why she is requesting a loan - to be able to increase her capital, to improve her quality of life and to be able to support her children.
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La señora Basilia, tiene 39 años de edad estudio hasta el nivel primario, por falta de recursos no pudo seguir estudiando, actualmente vive sola porque su concubino y padre de sus 4 hijos la abandono hace 5 años atrás, desde entonces Doña Basilia es padre y madre para sus hijos, vive en la casa que construyeron junto a su ex concubino. La señora se dedica al comercio tiene una venta de ropa en el mercado de su comunidad, ella viaja todos los fines de semana a la ciudad para proveerse de su mercadería, es por eso que ella solicita un crédito para poder aumentar su capital, mejorar su nivel de vida y poder mantener a sus hijos.

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
  • 131
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Basilia to increase capital for her business selling clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014