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Isabel P. D. V. has been married to Maximiliano V. for over 45 years; they live in the Muyurina area of the city of Cochabamba just a block from Cidre’s main office in Cochabamba.

For the last 15 years they have had a small neighborhood grocery store which helps them support themselves and live. Their two adult children are already married and have their own families but try to help their parents out as much as they can. Isabel and Maximiliano depend almost 100% on their store to proviD. for their daily expenses.

They will use the requested funds to increase some of the items they stock in their store so that they can sell more and increase their income. Isabel tells us that her greatest and only dream is to live many more years so that she can watch her three grandchildren grow up.
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La señora Isabel P. D. V. está casada con el señor Maximiliano V. por más D. 45 años y viven en la ciudad D. Cochabamba en la zona D. Muyurina a solo una cuadra D. la agencia central D. Cidre en Cochabamba.

Juntos tienen una pequeña tienda D. barrio por casi 15 años, es esta la que los ayuda a sustentarse y a poder vivir. Sus 2 hijos mayores ya son casados y tiene sus propias familias, a pesar D. que ayudan en lo que pueden a sus padres, la señora Isabel y el señor Maximiliano dependen casi un 100% en su tienda para poder cubrir con sus gastos diarios.

El crédito que solicitan es para poder aumentar algunos productos en su tienda y así poder vender más y mejorar un sus ingresos. La señora Isabel nos cuenta que su mayor y único sueño que tiene es poder vivir muchos años más para ver a sus 3 nietos crecer.

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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
  • 148
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  • $36,669,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Isabel to buy stock items for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
May 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010