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Dora is a humble and hardworking widow. When her spouse died last year she had two children in her care.

She's working now with the help of her sister and brother-in-law who work in the same field, production and sales of plaster and lime. Dora has a basic education, but more than 10 years of experience in her field running her business with the help of her sister and brother-in-law. She knows very well the market in which she sells and supervises with a lot of authority the temporary laborers who work with her.

Her providers, the owners of the surrounding quarries, provide limestone, firewood, and other supplies to the whole sector of plaster and lime merchants in the region, which is quite satisfactory for her production.

Her market is very consolidated because she sells in her location to all her known customers, and she also receives requests for work. She doesn't have a lot of competition because the majority of people in her area are relatives in the same line of work. Her prices stay stable throughout the year.
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La señora Dora tiene un nivel de instrucción básico, una persona humilde y trabajadora que es viuda, al haber fallecido su conviviente el año pasado, teniendo dos hijos a su tutela, trabajando con la ayuda ahora de su hermana y cuñado que tienen el mismo rubro de Producción y Venta de Yeso/Cal trabajando en el mismo sector. La señora Dora tiene un nivel de instrucción básico, pero teniendo bastante experiencia en su rubro con más de diez años de experiencia en la gestión de su negocio conociendo bastante el mercado en el que vende, manejando con mucha autoridad a los peones eventuales que trabajan con ella con la ayuda también de su hermana y de su cuñado. Los proveedores que tiene son los propietarios de las canteras circundantes los mismos que proveen de piedra caliza a todo el sector de comercializadores de yeso y cal de su zona así como también de otros insumos como leña y otros, los cuales satisfacen ampliamente para su producción. Su mercado es bastante consolidado por vender en su sitio a toda su clientela conocida y también recibe pedidos para entregar en obra, no teniendo mucha competencia por que la mayoría de su zona son familiares con el mismo rubro, teniendo una estabilidad normal en sus precios durante todo el año.-

Additional Information


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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Dora to buy supplies to make plaster.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014