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Update on Antonia

Since she was very young, Antonia has had businesses both in Santa Cruz and in the tropics of Cochabamba. Unfortunately she and her husband are separated due to irreconcilable differences. She has one dependent, her youngest daughter who is studying in the city of Santa Cruz. In order to help her daughter with her education, Antonia has a small business selling snacks. She sells snacks from her home and in the streets. In the last few years she has had some setbacks due to her health and has not had the capital to improve her services. She is therefore requesting a loan to purchase a refrigerator. This will allow her to improve her business selling snacks and tropical drinks. In this way she will continue supporting her daughter's education, as her daughter still has one year left.
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La señora Antonia trabajo de muy joven en el comercio tanto en la localidad de Santa Cruz como en el trópico de Cochabamba, lamentablemente por problemas de entendimiento con su pareja esta separada, actualmente tiene un dependiente su hija menor que esta estudiando en la ciudad de Santa Cruz, para poder ayudar a su hija con los estudios la señora Antonia trabaja con el comercio de refrigerios ofreciendo este servicio en su casa y también vendiendo de ambulante en la calle, en los últimos años a tenido algunos inconvenientes por su salud que no le a permitido tener capital para mejorar sus servicios, por esta razón solicita un crédito para la compra de una heladera que le permita mejorar los servicios de refrigerios y la venta de jugos tropicales, de esta forma seguirá colaborando con los estudios de su hija que aun le falta culminar el ultimo año.

Previous Loan Details

Antonia started out selling tea from a small kiosk in the town of Chimoré. Little by little she began attracting customers with her tea and coffee service. Over time, she has added small bakery equipment and received training from NGO's in the preparation of pies, meat pies, cakes, etc. She is... More from Antonia's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Antonia to purchase a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015