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Mrs. Damiana is 53 years old and is a very hard-working woman. She lives in Mallco Chapí in the city of Cochabamba. She works in raw milk production and also in agriculture.

Mrs. Damiana is a single mother - her husband abandoned her with her children when they were young. She had to take responsibility for them for that moment forward. She worked twice as hard to make sure they did not lack anything and that they had a good education and a bright future. Her oldest son is married and already has a child. Mrs. Damiana advises him not to do what his father did. Her other son is finishing university and his mother is very proud that her work has allowed him to finish his studies.

She is requesting the loan to buy fodder to feed her cattle and increase her milk production and therefore her income. Every year she buys a truckload of soy.

Mrs. Damiana is a very responsible and hard-working person. Her mother raised her that way. She is thankful for being an only child as she has always been able to count on her parents' support. Her parents are now older but they still live with her. She is an admirable woman and is to be much respected for being a fighter and making her way up.
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La señora Damiana tiene 53 años de edad es una mujer muy trabajadora ella vive en Mallco Chapí que es un cantón de la ciudad de Cochabamba, ella se dedica tanto a la producción de leche cruda tanto como a la agricultura.

La Señora Damiana es madre soltera, el marido la abandono con sus hijos cuando ellos eran pequeños, ella tuvo que hacerse cargo desde ese momento sola y trabajar el doble para que no le faltara nada a sus niños y darles la mejor educación y brindarles un mejor futuro, el hijo mayor está casado y ya tiene un hijo y la Señora Damiana le recomienda que jamás haga lo que su padre hizo con ellos el otro hijo está terminando la universidad y su madre está muy orgullosa porque gracias al trabajo que ella realizo su hijo termina la universidad.

Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de forraje para la alimentación de su ganado y de esa manera podrá aumentar la producción de leche y podrá tener mejores ingresos, ya que cada año ella compra un camión de cascara de soya.

La Señora Damiana es una persona muy responsable y trabajadora es así como la educo su madre desde muy niña ella agradece ser hija única porque siempre conto con el apoyo de sus padres los cuales ya están viejitos pero siguen viviendo con ella es una mujer admirable y de mucho respeto por ser luchadora y no quedarse abajo.

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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,662,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Damiana purchase of fodder for dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012