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Sra. Severa is single and lives in a rural area in the town of Pocona. She has a son who is no longer under her charge and is living independently.

Sra. Severa comes from humble beginnings. Her main business activity is farming and she is producing potatoes, beans, and corn throughout the year. She has a home of her own, but it is old and made of basic materials. Severa lives with her elderly mother and is helping her. For the farm work, she hires seasonal workers to help with planting and harvesting her products.

Severa currently needs a loan so that she can buy a plot of farmland in order to increase her production. This will improve her earnings, as well as her living conditions.
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La señora Severa es de estado civil soltera, habita en una zona rural del municipio de Pocona, tiene un hijo pero ya no está a su cargo ya que el mismo se independizo, la señora es de condiciones humildes, su principal actividad es la agricultura que produce todo el año papa, haba y maíz. Tiene vivienda propia pero es antigua y rustica, vive junto a su madre que ya es de edad avanzada a quien le ayuda, para su trabajo utiliza personal eventual del lugar para que le colaboren en la siembra y cosecha de productos agrícolas. Actualmente se ve en la necesidad de solicitar un crédito para la compra de terreno agrícola para incrementar su producción y mejorar tanto sus ingresos como sus condiciones de vida.

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
  • 166
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,450 helped Severa to buy farmland.
28% repaid
Repayment Term
45 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: