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Sra. Maria is a very hardworking and unassuming person. She is 31 years old and unmarried. However for the past three years she has been living with a partner. She has two children with her current partner: a three year old and a baby, six months old, both of whom she takes very good care of. She knows how to read and write because she has a primary education however she was unable to continue studying because of economic and personal problems. Consequently she has devoted herself to farming and has been a farmer for almost 15 years.

Maria cultivates potatoes on her parents’ land and has a good yield, which generates a good income. The reason for this new loan is that she was unable to plant during the previous season due to her pregnancy and therefore does not have a store of seeds for this new season. Therefore she needs to purchase seed to start producing anew so that she can improve her quality of life and continue to support her small children and help her family get ahead.
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La Sra. María es una persona muy sencilla y trabajadora, ella tiene 31 años de edad, no es casada pero vive hace ya 3 años en concubinato, con su actual pareja tiene 2 hijos, uno de 3 años y otro de 6 meses de edad, a los cuales apoya con todo esmero; ella solo sabe leer y escribir por qué estudio hasta la primaria y no pudo continuar con sus estudios por problemas económico y personales así que se dedicó a la agricultura, son ya casi 15 años que se dedica a esta actividad, María siembra papa en los terrenos de sus padres, es una buena producción y genera buenos ingresos, la razón de este nuevo crédito es que por motivo de su embarazo no pudo sembrar la anterior temporada y no provisiono semilla para esta nueva temporada así que necesita comprar la semilla y empezar de nuevo con la producción y así mejorar su calidad de vida y seguir apoyando a sus pequeños hijos y salir adelante como familia.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,293,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria to purchase potato seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 31, 2014