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Mariela is a 31 year old lady who is married to Ramiro and works from home. She owns a neighborhood store and is currently living in the southern part of Cochabamba, approximately 6km away from the city. She and her husband are renting and have 2 children that depend on them. The goal is to purchase merchandise for the store because she does not have enough stock for sale. She has few products to sell and by purchasing more merchandise she will have more sales and one way or the other she'll be able to fulfill the needs of the family. Her husband is currently unemployed and we share a part of her story with all of you for your consideration.
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La cliente Mariela, es una señora de 31 años de edad, estada casada con señor Ramiro, la cliente trabaja en su mismo domicilio, la cliente tiene una tienda de barrio, actualmente la cliente vive por la zona sud de la ciudad de Cochabamba, aproximadamente a 6 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, la casa donde vive el cliente no es propia, la cliente vive con su esposo en alquiler, ambos tienen 2 hijos dependientes y el destino es para la compra de mercadería para la tienda que tiene, ya que la cliente con la mercadería que tiene no es suficiente para la venta, tiene muy pocos productos para la venta y con la compra de más mercadería tendrá más ingresos y de alguna u otra manera podrá satisfacer sus necesidades que tiene en su familia, ya que en este momento su esposo no se encuentra trabajando, es por lo cual reflejamos esta pequeña historia de la cliente, para el conocimiento de todos ustedes.

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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.

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
A loan of $1,475 helped Mariela to purchase merchandise to improve her store.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 9, 2012