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Cirila is 25 years old and has two small children. She is a young, hardworking person. She raises cattle to produce good quality raw milk. Her work consists of feeding her cattle every day, between two and three times a day. She has to get up at 4 in the morning to milk her cows. During the day she cleans them, cleans their corral and also takes care of her children. At night she also has to go and milk the cows again.

Cirila needs to buy forage to feed her cattle since winter has already arrived in her area and there is little to feed them with so they can continue producing milk and her income will not drop. Thus, she needs the loan. She is very grateful to the people who, through Kiva, gave her the opportunity to continue moving forward with her business, since this is how she can continue supporting her family. Cirila’s future plans are to take out a new loan to purchase more dairy cows.
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Cirila tiene 25 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos pequeños, ella es una persona joven y trabajadora. Cirila, cría ganado para producir leche cruda de buena calidad. Su trabajo consiste en alimentar al ganado todos los días, entre 2 a 3 veces por día, tiene que levantarse a las 4 de la mañana para ordeñar a sus vacas, durante el día las limpia, hace mantenimiento a su corral y también atiende a sus pequeños hijos. Por las noches también tiene que volver a ordeñar.
Cirila necesita comprar forraje para alimentar a su ganado puesto que en su localidad el invierno ya llego y existe escases de alimento, para seguir produciendo leche y de esa manera no disminuyan sus ingresos ella necesita el crédito. Élla está muy agradecido con la gente que por medio de Kiva le pudo dar la oportunidad de seguir adelante con su negocio y de esta manera pueda seguir manteniendo a su familia.
Cirila en sus planes futuros planea sacar un nuevo préstamo para poder comprar más vacas lecheras.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Cirila to buy fodder for her cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012