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Lourdes, who is 42, lives with her husband and their 4 dependent children. Two of the children are studying at university, a third is at high school and the youngest is still a baby. Lourdes buys and sells groceries in a small shop and her husband works at a pig farm where he is in charge of farrowing. Lourdes' daily life is very demanding because she also has to look after her children and do the housework. The couple's income is only enough to cover their subsistence and so they do not have adequate housing, which would improve the lives of all the members of the family. She needs the loan to pay for construction work which will enable her to improve her family's home.
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La señora Lourdes tiene 42 años, vive con su esposo, tienen 4 hijos que dependen de ellos. Dos de sus hijos están estudiando en la Universidad, la tercera esta en Colegio y el menor aun es un bebe. Ella se dedica a la compra y venta de abarrotes en una tienda pequeña y el esposo trabaja en una granja de porcinos donde es el encargado de área de maternidades. El diario vivir de la señora Lourdes es muy sacrificado ya que ella también tiene que atender a sus hijos y las labores del hogar. Los ingresos que tienen solo alcanza para sustento familiar, por eso no tienen una vivienda en condiciones adecuada para una vida mejor de la familia, por eso ella necesita un préstamo para invertir en la construcción de vivienda y así poder mejorar la vivienda para 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Lourdes to have construction work done on her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013