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Mariela is a hardworking young woman. She is 20 years old and lives in the town of San Pedro in Mizque Province in Cochabamba Department. She has a child , however the father left them because of an accident. Now she alone supports and feeds her young child.

This season, due to a natural drought disaster, her small parcel of onions did not mature well. The disaster caused the income she was expecting to drop.

Mariela is a very loved and respected person in her community because of her dedication to her child and her work. At times she even has to hire out as a farm day laborer to earn a little money and thus support her child. She is requesting a loan to buy carrot seeds, bean seeds, chemical and organic fertilizer and agrochemicals in order to produce more and thereby increase production. This will improve her earnings and insure her child a better quality of life and the ability to attend school in a better situation. The loan will greatly help her child and her in the hard work she does.
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Mariela es una persona joven trabajadora, tiene 20 años de edad, viven en la comunidad de san pedro de la provincia de mizque del departamento de cochabamba, tiene un hijos, el padre de su hijo les dejo a causa de un accidente, ahora ella sola tiene que mantener y alimentarlo a su pequeño hijo.
Esta época por el desastre natural de la sequía su pequeña parcela de cebolla no maduro bien, este desastre le hizo fracasar en sus ingresos económicos que ella esperaba.
Mariela es una persona muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicada a su hijo y su trabajo que a veces hasta tiene que trabajar en jornal en la agricultura para ganar algunos pesos y así mantener a su hijo, ella está solicitando el crédito para compra semilla de zahoria, semilla de frejol, abono químico, abono orgánico y agroquímicos. Para producir más y de esta manera aumentar su producción para mejorar sus ingreso económico y darle una mejor calidad de vida a su hijo y pueda asistir a la escuela en mejores condiciones. El crédito ayudara mucho a su hijo y a ella en el duro trabajo que realiza.

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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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Mariela to purchase carrot seeds and other farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013