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Gladys Mercedes
Gladys is 26 years old and lives in the area of Machajmarca, a canton in the province of Quillacolloin the city of Cochabamba. She is married to a man named Jose with whom she has two small children.

Gladys is a grower of corn; she has two harvests per year, and also keep cow for their milk and her husband works in construction as a mason. They have both worked since they were very young, since they got married when they were only 18 years old but worked to get ahead. They tell us they started out living with Jose's parents in their home, where they had problems getting along with Jose's sister. For that reason, they looked for a little bit of land and began building their own home. The loan is for buying construction materials for their house's construction.

Gladys and Jose work all day to do well and to be able to offer a better future to their children, as they themselves never finished high school.
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La Señora Gladys tiene 26 años de edad, vive en la zona de Machajmarca un canton de la Provincia de Quillacollo de la ciudad de Cochabamba , esta casada con el Señor Jose con quien tiene dos hijos pequeños.
Gladys se dedica la producción de maíz, saca dos producciones al año y de la misma manera en la producción de leche y su esposo trabaja en la construcción como albañil, ellos trabajan desde muy jovencitos ya que se casaron cuando tenían dieciocho años y salieron adelante ellos cuanta que primero vivieron en la casa de sus padres de Jose, donde tuvieron problemas con su hermana de Jose y por esa razón buscaron un terrenito y empezaron la construcción de su vivienda, el crédito solicitado es para la compra de materiales de construcción de sus vivienda.
Gladys y Jose trabajan todo los días para salir adelante y poder ofrecer un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que ellos no culminaron el colegio

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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Gladys Mercedes to buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013