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Virginia, 29, is from a humble family with few economic resources. They have small parcels of land and live in Tako Tako Alto, Mizque town, Cochabamba province. She has worked in farming for 20 years. She grows potatoes, beans, and onions, especially to feed her family. She sells the extra food to merchants in Mizque where she lives. Virginia is a well-known person in her community for her dedication to work and for being responsible for feeding and educating her children. Virginia is requesting the current loan to buy more potato seeds, beans, onions, fertilizer and agrochemicals to improve the quality and to increase the production of her crops. This way she will have more earnings and better the living conditions for all of her family.
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La señora Virginia, tiene 29 años de edad, es de una familia humilde y de escasos recursos económicos, por lo tanto cultiva superficies muy pequeñas, vive en la comunidad de Tako Tako Alto del municipio de Mizque del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura desde hace 20 años, produce; papa, frejol y cebolla, especialmente para la alimentación de su familia, el excedente comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. La señora Virginia es una persona muy conocida en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de la alimentación y educación de sus hijos. La señora Virginia, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas de papa, frejol, cebolla, abonos y agroquímicos; para mejorar la calidad y aumentar su producción y de esta forma tener más ingresos y mejorar la condiciones de vida de toda su familia.

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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
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Virginia to buy potato seeds, beans, onions, fertilizer and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014