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Mrs. Victoria P. produces raw milk; she lives in the area of La Maica, an agricultural zone located in the periphery of the city of Cochabamba. She is married and has two young children (7 and 12 years old).

She has 6 heads of dairy cattle which she cares for every day; both spouses get up at dawn for all the activities required to produce milk, from cutting grass, cutting alfalfa, taking their cows to eat, milking the cows, taking the milk to the refrigerated tanks where it get picked up by the plant that industrializes the milk. Soon after, they also have to take care of their children; in the afternoon, they perform all the same activities again because the cows produce milk twice a day.

Mrs. Victoria requested the loan to buy soy (cattle feed); she wants to take advantage of buying it now before it becomes scarce in the coming months or it is not sold at all at the markets.

With time, Mrs. Victoria P. wishes to improve her quality of life so their children can see in her a role model, and they become hard-working and responsible.
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La Señora Victoria P. se dedica a la produccion de leche cruda, vive en la zona de la Maica zona agricola que se encuentra en la periferie de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Se encuentra casada y tiene 2 hijos pequeños. De 7 y 12 años.

Cuenta con 6 cabezas de ganado lechero, vacas a las que cuida todos los dias, ambos esposos se levantan de madrugada para todas sus actividades de produccion de leche, desde el cortar pasto, cortar alfa, llevar a comer a sus vacas, ordeñar la leche de las vacas, llevar esa leche a los tanques de frio de donde recoge la planta industrializadora de leche, luego deben tambien encargarse del cuidado de sus hijos, y por la tarde volver a realizar las mismas activiades porque las vacas producen leche 2 veces al dia

La señora Victoria P. solicitoel credito para la compra de soya alimento para las vacas, aprovechando que puede coprar ahora antes de que en los proximos meses escasee o no vendan en los mercados.

La señora Victoria P. desea con el tiempo mejorar sus condiciones de vida para que sus hijos vean en ella un ejemplo y sean trabajadores y responsables.

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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Victoria buy soy as cattle feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011