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María Teresa is 34 years old and has three children in her care who are all studying in the local school. Maria Teresa is a single mother because her husband left her for another, much younger, woman. Her ex-husband doesn't provide them with maintenance.

María Teresa and her family live in a very basic house which isn't in particularly habitable conditions. She would like to improve her way of life and, for this reason, she is requesting a loan to increase her dairy herd which provide her with income through the milk that they produce. María Teresa works hard in her business. She needs to increase her income by buying another cow.
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La Sra. María Teresa tiene 34 años de edad tiene 3 hijos bajo su dependencia, ellos estudian en la escuela de su zona, La Sra. Maria Teresa es madre soltera porque su esposo la dejó por otra mujer mucho más joven que ella, y su ex esposo no pasa pensiones, además que el lugar donde ellos viven es una casa muy rústica en condiciones no muy habitables para vivir. Quiere mejorar su forma de vida y para ello, solicita un crédito para aumentar el ganado vacuno que le genera ingresos al producir leche y al cual se dedica con mucho sacrificio ya que necesita aumentar sus ingresos comprando otra vaca.

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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
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,669,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mariateresa to buy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012