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Nora Leonor
Nora is 55 years old. She is a responsible, hardworking person. She has been a widow for several years; her husband was a police officer and died in the line of duty of a gunshot wound during a jewelry store robbery. Nora currently works as a caretaker at a school in the city of Cochabamba. One of her daughters became pregnant and the child's father abandoned her so he wouldn't have to take responsibility. Now Nora has taken on paying her daughter's expenses. She took her into her home and enjoys her little grandson's company. She is requesting this loan so she can buy products (candy, cookies, and so on) for her stall and sell them during recess at the school. That way she will earn greater profits so she can offer her family a better life and cover her household expenses.
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La señora Nora tiene 55 años de edad, es una persona responsbale y trabajadora,es viuda desde hace varios años, su esposo era policía y falleció cumpliendo su labor con un disparo en un atraco a una joyería. Actualmente la señora trabaja como portera de un colegio en la ciudad de Cochabamba, una de sus hijas quedo embarazada y el padre del niño la abandono para no tener responsabilidades, ahora ella se hizo cargo de los gastos de su hija, la acogió en su casa y disfruta de la compañía de su pequeño nieto, el motivo del presente crédito es para poder comprar mercadería (dulces, galletas y otros) para su puesto de venta, ofreciendo sus productos en el recreo del colegio, de esta forma podra generar mayores ingresos para otorgarle a su familia mejores condiciones de vida y cubrir los gastos de su hogar.

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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Nora Leonor to buy products (candy, cookies, and so on) for her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2014