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Salome S. H., age 21, lives in the Thoqo Thoqo community in the Mizque province, Cochabamba department. She has two children. The father of her first child left them due to an accident. She had to leave her second husband because he mistreated her and her children. She now has to support and feed her two children by herself.

Due to this season’s natural draught disaster, her small parcel of onions did not ripen well. This disaster caused a failure in the income she was expecting.

Salome is very well-liked and respected in the place where she lives because of her dedication to her children and her work. Sometimes she even has to work in agriculture as a day worker to earn some pesos to support her two children.

She is requesting the loan to open a business. She will open a bakery store in the place where she lives to improve her income and to give her children a better quality of life. Then her children will be able to go to school under better conditions. The loan will greatly help her and her children in the hard work that she does.
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La señora Salome S. H., tiene 21 años de edad, viven en la comunidad de Thoqo Thaqo de la provincia de Mizque del departamento de Cochabamba, tiene dos hijos, el padre de su primer hijo les dejo a causa de un accidente y a su segundo esposo tuvo que dejarlo por el mal trato que les daba a sus hijos y a ella, ahora ella sola tiene que mantener y alimentarlos a sus dos hijos.

Esta época por el desastre natural de la sequia su pequeña parcela de cebolla no maduro bien, este desastre le hizo fracasar en sus ingresos económicos que ella esperaba.

Salome es una persona muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicada a sus hijos y su trabajo que a veces hasta tiene que trabajar en jornal en la agricultura para ganar algunos pesos y asi mantener a sus dos hijos, ella está solicitando el crédito para abrir un negocio de tienda de panadería en el lugar donde vive para mejorar sus ingreso económico y darles una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos y puedan asistir a la escuela en mejores condiciones. El crédito ayudara mucho a sus hijos y a ella en el duro trabajo que realiza.

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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
  • 120
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  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Salome to invest in a bakery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2012