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Alina is 42 years old and has 4 children, aged 12, 9, 4 and 3 with her husband Silverio. They are a family with few economic resources, and they currently do not have a home of their own. They live in her parents' house, which only has 2 bedrooms for the entire family.

Alina's main work is producing raw milk. She currently has only 4 milk cows, since she is just starting out with this activity. Her husband works in construction. They are very responsible and dedicated to their work; both are working hard with the goal of obtaining a house of their own.

The loan will be used to buy another milk cow, thus increasing the amount of milk produced and raising their income level.

Among their goals and dreams are having a house of the their own with rooms for each of their children, thus allowing the family to be more comfortable. Other goals are expanding their milk production and seeing their 4 children pursue professional careers.
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La señora Alina tiene 42 años está casada con el señor Silverio y tienen 4 hijos D. (12, 9,4 y 3) años, son una familia D. escasos recursos económicos ya que actualmente no tienen casa. Viven en la casa D. sus padres donD. solo tienen 2 habitaciones para toda la familia.

Su principal actividad es la producción D. la leche cruda actualmente solamente cuenta con 4 cabezas D. ganado lechero debido a que está empezando con dicha actividad. El esposo trabaja en el servicio D. la construcción, son muy responsables y dedicados a su trabajo ya que ambos trabajan duro con la meta D. tener una casa propia.

El préstamo será destinado para la compra D. una cabeza D. ganado lechero, y D. esta manera incrementara la cantidad producida e incrementara el nivel D. ingresos.

Entre sus sueños y metas esta tener una casa propia con habitaciones para cada uno D. sus hijos y D. esta manera poder estar mas cómodas toda la familia, también su meta es crecer en cuanto a la producción D. leche y que 4 hijos puedan tener una carrera profesional.

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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
  • 127
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  • $36,246,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Alina buying a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012