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Martha is single and has lived in the Tropic of Cochabamba for the last 10 years, in the town of Entre Rios. Martha is from the Ichilo province in the department of Santa Cruz, one of the poorest places in Bolivia. Like the majority of people, she left her community in Puerto Avaroa, Ichilo in search of better life opportunities because production had fallen as a result of climate change which is difficult to control. This is why she decided to move to the Tropic, and in time, with a great deal of work and effort, she bought a plot of farmland where she now works in agriculture. The loan she is requesting is to expand her mandarin crop so that she can improve her standard of living. She has also been working constantly with the union which represents her economic activity.
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La Sra. Martha es soltera, desde hace 10 años, radica en el trópico de Cochabamba, en el municipio de Entre Rios. La Sra. Martha es de la provincia Ichilo del departamento de Santa Cruz, uno de los lugares más pobres de Bolivia, vino de su comunidad de Puerto Avaroa, Ichilo como la mayoría de las personas buscando mayor oportunidad de vida, debido a que la producción bajó por los cambios climatológicos, que son difíciles de controlar, por lo que decidió ir al trópico, y en el transcurso del tiempo, con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo se compró su lote agrícola, en la que hoy en día trabaja en el sector agrícola. El crédito que está solicitando es para ampliación de mandarina de esta manera podrá mejorar su nivel de vida también ha estado siempre colaborando en su sindicato que realizan sus actividades económicas.

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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
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Martha to increase mandarin production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013