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Ms. Sonia is 24 years old, single but in a civil union. She reached an elementary school level education. She has a young son in her care and economic dependent.
For a living, she works as a farmer, growing potatoes, fava beans and oats. She does this in her own farmland, which she inherited from her parents. They are located about 80Km from Cochabamba in the community of Sankayani Alto Los Andes, county of Tíraque.

Ms. Sonia demonstrates to be a hardworking and responsible person who wants to move ahead and increase farming production. In order to do that, she needs to borrow investment capital to buy farmland, and through such means, obtain better economic income, which will improve the quality of life of her dependent.
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La señora Sonia, es una persona de 24 años de edad, de estado civil soltera pero vive en concubinato, alcanzo a estudiar la primaria, cuenta con un dependiente económico a cargo el cual es su pequeño hijo. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es la producción agrícola, produce papa, haba, cebolla y cebada en sus propios terrenos de herencia por parte de sus padres que se hallan situados en la comunidad de Sankayani Alto Los Andes del municipio de Tíraque distante a unos 80 Km. desde la ciudad de Cochabamba. La señora Sonia manifiesta ser una persona trabajadora y responsable que quiere superarse e incrementar su producción agrícola y para tal efecto se ve en la necesidad de solicitar capital de inversión para realizar la compra de terreno agrícola y de tal forma obtener mayores ingresos económicos que van a mejorar la calidad de vida de su dependiente.

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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
  • 126
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  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sonia to buy farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014