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Alicia is 45 years old and studied only until elementary school. She married Víctor and they have three children. The oldest couldn't attend university due to their economic situation. Thanks to this, he traveled to Brazil and is currently helping with the university studies of their second son. The youngest is studying at a public elementary school in the area where they live. Alicia lived with her parents with whom she worked on farming production during her childhood. Once she got married, her parents gave her her inheritance where she currently lives with her family. This is in the area of Caramarca in the city of Cochabamba. It's one of the areas that has the greatest production of onion, corn, potato, and other crops as it is fit for their production. The family makes a living sowing corn, potato, and onion. During this month they will begin to sow potato but Alicia doesn't have cash to buy seeds and fertilizer. For this reason she is requesting the loan. Ideally Alicia would like to have her two oldest sons be professionals.
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La señora Alicia tiene 45 años, estudio tan solo hasta el nivel primario y se caso con el señor Víctor, tienen tres hijos donde el mayor no pudo ingresar a la universidad por su situación económica, es gracias a esto que viajo a trabajar a Brasil y actualmente colabora con los estudios universitarios a su segundo hermano, la menor esta cursando el nivel primario en una escuela fiscal de la zona donde radica. La señora vivió con sus padres a los cuales colaboró en la producción agrícola durante la niñez, una vez que se caso le dieron su herencia donde actualmente vive con su familia en la zona de Caramarca de la ciudad de Cochabamba, es una de las zonas de mayor producción de cebolla, maíz, papa y otros; como esta zona es apta para el rubro la familia se dedica al sembrado de maíz, papa y cebolla. En este mes comienza el sembrado de papa pero la señora Alicia no cuenta con efectivo para comprar la semilla y abono y es para esto que solicita el crédito. El ideal que tiene la señora Alicia es que sus dos últimos hijos sean profesionales.

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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
  • 117
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  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Alicia to buy potato seeds, organic fertilizer, and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012