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Maria Patricia
Maria is 37 years old and she lives on Circunvalacion Oeste avenue in the city . She lives with her aunt and uncle as she left Potosi when she was a young girl. She worked as a secretary in the region for a water systems company but at the same time she also created crafts with the women in the community, carrying out group projects.

Maria was not able to complete her studies in business administration because she did not have anyone who could help her and she had to work and she had to make crafts. Maria is a single mother to a five-year old girl and she helps her with her businesses and she tries to always be with her. She only lives with her so she tries to be together as much time as possible because she wants to give her the attention that she did not have as a child, for other reasons. But Maria knew how to support herself.

Maria request a loan to purchase the materials that she needs to make needle-point crafts, paintings, and knits. the month of May will bring a fair where she will be able to sell all of her products. She also takes orders from families and from various centers in the area where the group of women work together. This way she will be able to improve her earnings. She dreams of having a little house of her own and to see her daughter finish school. Maria wants her daughter to study to be doctor, a dream that she had for herself. One day she wants to take her daughter to visit the city where she was born.
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La señora María tiene 37 años de edad, vive en la avenida Circunvalación Oeste de la ciudad, vive con sus tíos ya que ella se vino de Potosí cuando era niña y trabajo como secretaria en la zona en una oficina de sistema de agua, al mismo tiempo trabaja realizando manualidades con las señoras de la zona como un trabajo grupal.
María no pudo terminar su carrera de administración de empresas, porque ella no tenía a ninguna persona para poderla ayudar y ella trabajaba, también realizaba trabajos artesanales, María es madre soltera tiene una niña de cinco años con la que realiza todas sus actividades y trata de estar siempre con ella ya que solo vive con ella trata de estar el mayor tiempo posible porque quiere brindarle la atención que ella no tuvo cuando era niña por distintas circunstancias, pero María supo salir adelante.
La señora María solicita el crédito para poder comprar material para realizar sus trabajos de bordados, pintados y tejidos ya que en el mes de Mayo abra una feria donde ella podría vender sus productos y también realiza trabajos a pedidos para distintas familias y para distintos centros de ayuda con el grupo de señoras que trabajan en la zona. Y de esa manera poder mejorar sus ingresos, ella sueña con tener una casita propia para ella y que su niña pueda terminar el colegio y realizar una carrera a la Señora María le gustaría que su hija estudie medicina como el sueña que ella tenía y en algún momento poderla llevar a su hija a conocer su ciudad donde ella nació

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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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Patricia to purchase materials to make crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012