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Maria Celendra
Señora Maria lives in the Maica Sud district, stop 9 1/5. She is 31 years old and studied only veterinary technology. She has a son who is 5 years old. She is a single mother. She is a dairy farmer. She has 16 dairy cows which have a daily production of 175 liters, which she delivers to another person in the district who makes soft cheeses.

Maria was not able to complete her studies since her stepfather died when she was at the university, and being the oldest, she had to leave school and work with her mother to be able to help her brothers and sisters finish school, since her mother also became sick, and so she began the milk-production work.

Maria is applying for the loan to purchase soy for her cattle because since she became a mother, she has her own house and her own cattle and thus her own income, with which she is raising her son, since his father abandoned him even before he was born. Maria dreams that at some time she can complete her studies and in this way become the veterinarian that she so much wants to be, and she will work twice as hard since she wants her son to also have this career.
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Señora María vive en la zona de la Maica Sud parada 9 1/5 , ella tiene 31 años de edad estudio solo técnico en veterinaria, tiene un niño de cinco años de edad es madre soltera se dedica a la producción de leche tiene dieciséis cabezas de ganado lechero que tiene una producción de 175 litros diarios que los entrega a una persona de la zona que realiza quesillos.
María no pudo estudiar la carrera completa ya que su padrastro murió cuando ella estaba en la universidad y al ser la mayor ella tuvo que dejar y trabajar con su madre para poder ayudarlos a sus hermanos a terminar el colegio ya que también su madre se enfermo y ella empezó con el trabajo de la producción de leche.
María solicita el crédito para la compra de soya para su ganado porque desde que ella se convirtió en madre tiene su propia casa y su propio ganado y de esa manera sus propios ingresos con los cuales le saca adelante a su hijo ya que el padre lo abandono cuando el aun no nació. María sueña con que en algún momento vaya a terminar su carrera y de esa manera dedicarse a la veterinaria que tanto le gusta y trabaja el doble ya que ella quiere que su niño también tenga esa carrera.

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
  • 118
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  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Maria Celendra to buy feed for her cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013