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Gladys is 22 years old and single with a bachelors degree. She lives in Colomi on Calatayud street in the central zone. Gladys has had a sales business in a "kiosk" store (selling bread, beverages, cookies, Chicolac chocolate milk, malts, wine, coke, and other items) for more than two years. She also sells cheese, and this is how she supports herself economically through her work for her supplies in her daily life. She needs a loan to expand the merchandise in her kiosk and so have more products to sell, thereby generating more income in the future. For this goal, she is requesting a loan because the savings she had already had to be invested in purchasing more merchandise for her store. Ultimately, Gladys feels happy to have this opportunity to request this loan, as well as enthusiastic to grow her merchandise and improve her quality of life.
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La Señora Gladys de 22 años de edad estado civil soltera, con una instrucción de nivel bachiller, vive en Colomi calle Calatayud zona central. Sra. Gladys cuenta con una actividad de venta en tienda comercial "Kiosco" (Pan, refrescos, galletas, chicolac, maltin, vinos, coca y otros) por mas de 2 años además se dedica a la venta de queso de esta se mantiene económicamente a través de su trabajo para su alimentación y en su vida diaria, ella necesita un crédito para ampliar la mercadería para su Kiosco y así tener mas productos para la venta y así generar mas ingresos a futuro, por este motivo solicita un préstamo ya que el ahorro que tenían lo invirtió en compra de mercadería para su tienda. Por ultimo Gladys se sintió contenta al tener la oportunidad de acceder al crédito, además entusiasmada por incrementar mas su mercadería y así mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,286,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Gladys purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015