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Marcelina is 47 years old, is married to Mario and they have 3 children of which one is now independent. Her other two children study. They are a united and very hard-working family. Marcelina tells us that her husband became sick due to cerebral palsy and that little by little he is recovering. Marcelina's biggest desire is that he completely recovers so he is able to continue working. Since she is alone she is supporting the whole family.

The main business of Marcelina is the production of raw milk, for which she has dairy cattle and sells the product to a business that works in the production of dairy products. The loan will be used to buy fodder to feed the cattle. This loan will help her a lot since she needed to accumulate fodder for the drought season. In this way she will not have a shortage of food for the cattle and will have higher production of milk, with which she will increase her income.

Furthermore, Marcelina is a very good mother. She gave her oldest son a lot of land as inheritance where they can build and in this way not be uncomfortable. Another of her desires is that her two sons study until they have a professional career.
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La señora Marcelina tiene 47 años está casada con el señor Mario, tienen 3 hijos de los cuales 1 ya es independiente, y sus otros dos hijos estudian, son una familia unida y muy trabajadores, doña Marcelina nos cuenta que su marido enfermo por una parálisis cerebral y que poco a poco se está recuperando y su deseo más grande de doña Marcelina es que se recupere totalmente para que pueda seguir trabajado ya que ella sola está manteniendo a toda la familia. Su principal actividad de la señora Marcelina es la producción de la leche cruda, para ello cuenta con ganado lechero donde el producto vende a una empresa que se dedica a la elaboración de productos lácteos, el destino del préstamo es para la compra de forraje para la alimentación de su ganado, este préstamo le ayudara mucho ya que necesitaba acumular forraje para la temporada de sequía y de esta manera no tendrá escasez de alimento para el ganado y tendrá más producción de leche y con lo cual incrementara sus ingresos, además la señora Marcelina es una madre muy buena ya que le heredo a su hijo mayor un lote de terreno donde su puedan construir y de esa manera no pasar incomodidades, entre otro de sus deseos es que sus dos hijos estudien hasta tener una carrera profesional.

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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
  • 115
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  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Marcelina to buy fodder to feed her dairy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013