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Claudia is a woman worthy of admiration. She is a single mother to her three year old daughter Matilde. Claudia lives in a rural area on the outskirts of the city, and in one of Cochabamba's poorest districts. Having inherited her parents' house, she now lives with her parents. She studied for a Bachelor's degree but had to drop out when she fell pregnant. Her boyfriend left her and she has not heard anything of him since. For five years, Claudia has worked as a cashier in a supermarket, working from 8am until 3pm. After work, she comes home and then works selling fast-food fried potatoes with hot dogs from her cart. This work is going well for her as it generates more income than working in the supermarket. She is applying for this loan to buy a bigger cart so that she can produce a higher quantity of food and increase her income.
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La señora Claudia es una persona digna de admiración es madre soltera, tiene una hija a su cuidado, Matilde la cual tiene 3 años, vive en el área rural a las afueras de la ciudad en una de las zonas más pobres de Cochabamba, heredo la casa de sus padres, vive con sus padres, estudio hasta nivel bachiller ya que tuvo que dejar los estudios porque se embarazo, su novio le abandono y a la fecha no se sabe nada de el, trabaja de cajera en un Supermercado hace 5 años su horario de trabajo es de 8 de la mañana a las 3 de la tarde, de ahí vuelve a su casa y se dedica a vender comidas rápidas con su carrito de salchipapas, en el cual le va bien ya que genera mas ingresos en su actividad propia que trabajando en el supermercado, el motivo del presente crédito es la de comprar un carrito mas grande para poder elaborar en mayor cantidad y generar mayores ingresos.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Claudia to buy a cart to make fried potatoes with hot dogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 27, 2015