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Lusmila lives with her spouse, and they have two children. For ten years, they have lived in the tropical area of Cochabamba in the municipality of Entre Rios.

Lusmila is from the Chapare province of the Department of Cochabamba, one of the poorest places in Bolivia. Like the majority of people, she came from her community of Yapacani searching for a better opportunity in life.

In her community, her earnings decreased due to the competition, which is difficult to control. Therefore, she decided to go to the tropical area. After time, with a lot of hard work and effort she purchased some land in the city, where today she works in the entertainment sector with the Internet.

The loan that she is requesting is to purchase educational materials to have for a bookstore. In this way, she will also be able to improve her standard of living and that of her spouse, who helps her with her activities.
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La Sra. Lusmila vive con su pareja y tienen dos hijos desde hace años, radican en el trópico de Cochabamba, en el municipio de Entre Ríos, desde hace 10 años. La Sra. Lusmila es de la provincia chapare del departamento de Cochabamba, uno de los lugares más pobres de Bolivia, vino de su comunidad de Yapacani como la mayoría de las personas buscando mayor oportunidad de vida, en su comunidad bajo su ingresos debido a la competencia, difícil de controlar, por lo que decidió ir al trópico, pero con el trascurso del tiempo, con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo se compró su lote urbano, en la que hoy en día trabaja en el sector juegos en red e internet y se dedica a la juegos en red e internet. El crédito que está solicitando es para compra de materiales escolares para tener como una librería,que también de esta manera podrá mejorar su nivel de vida también su pareja le colabora en sus actividades.

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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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lusmila to purchase bookstore materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013