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Update on Asunta

Asunta is 41 years old and is married to Sergio Alba. They have three children who are studying in a school in the same area where they live. Asunta has suffered a lot as a child; her father abandoned her and her mother, and her single-mother managed to get them ahead. Now Asunta is the one who takes care of her mother and she cares for her very much. Asunta and her family live in the community of Maica in the city of Cochabamba. Thanks to her work and her husband’s help they have a house where they can live. The main business is the production of raw milk. The product is delivered to a company that produces dairy products and her husband provides mechanical services.

The loan is to build a shed to house livestock because in the rainy season the cattle suffer a lot. This will help them a lot with the comfort and the best care of the livestock. This is the third Kiva loan being given and Asunta says she is very happy as this helps a lot in conducting her business. Among her dreams and goals is to continue taking care of her mother until the time of her death and that her children study for a career so that they can have a better standard of living.
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La señora Asunta tiene 41 años está casada con el señora Sergio Alba, tienen tres hijos los cuales estudian en una escuelita de la misma zona donde viven, la señora Asunta ha sufrido mucho de niña ya que el padre los abandono a ella y a su madre, y la madre sola ha logro sacarle adelante y ahora la señora Asunta es quien se hace cargo de la madre y le cuida muchísimo. La señora Asunta y su familia viven en la comunidad de la Maica de la ciudad de Cochabamba, gracias a su trabajo y con la ayuda del esposo tienen una casa donde pueden vivir, la principal actividad es la producción de la leche cruda, el producto entrega a una empresa que se dedica a la elaboración de productos lácteos y el esposo se dedica a prestar servicios de mecánica. El destino del crédito es para la construcción de un galpón para alojar el ganado, ya que en la temporada de lluvia sufren los ganados, esto le servirá mucho para la comodidad y el mejor cuidad de su ganado. Es el tercer crédito Kiva que se le está otorgando y la señora Asunta declara que está muy contenta ya que le ayudo mucho en su en la realización de su actividad. Entre sus sueños y metas esta seguir cuidando a su madre hasta la hora de su muerte y que sus hijos estudien una carrera profesional para que de esa manera puedan tener un mejor nivel de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Asunta is 39 years old and she is married to Alba Sergio. Together they have three children of 16, 13, and 8 years old who are all studying. They are a family of scarce economic resources but are very united and happy. Asunta only has one job, and that is to take care of and help her mother. Her... More from Asunta's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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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 Asunta to build a shed for her cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Asunta. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2011. Learn More