Virginia lives in the "Pampa de la Isla" neighborhood. She is of advanced age and is separated from her husband. Her children are now independent. Despite an illness that affects her vision, she continues her work with her small grocery store. She earns so little that it is barely enough to survive so she requests a loan of 10,200 Bs to purchase merchandise for her store to increase sales and improve her quality of life.
La señora Virginia vive en el barrio pampa de la isla, es mayor de edad y separada de su esposo, sus hijos ya son independientes, ella a pesar de su enfermedad que le afecta la vista se mantiene con su pequeña tienda de abarrotes, lo poco que gana apenas le alcanza para sobrevivir, por eso requiere un crédito de Bs. 10200 para comprar mercadería para su tienda y así incrementar sus ventas y poder mejorar su calidad de vida.
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.