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Maria is 34 years old. She lives in the village of Cesarzama of the city of Cochabamba. She is single. Maria sells meals, specifically, kebabs, in the village of Cesarzama. She only sells on Saturdays and Sundays, and on the rest of the days she does work such as being a day laborer for farms. Maria lived in the department of Potosi about 10 years ago. She had to come to Cesarzama because she didn't have enough income to be able to support her family.

The loan that Maria is requesting is for house construction. This way, she will be able to have a better quality of life and will be able to help her daughters finish their schooling. She dreams of a better future for her daughters because she was not able to finish school, but she wants her daughters to be able to have a career and help the people in the area.
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La señora Maria tiene 34 años de edad, vive en la población de Cesarzama de la ciudad de Cochabamba, ella es soltera. La señora Maria vende comida específicamente anticuchos en la población de cesarzama, solo vende los sábados y domingos y el resto de los días se dedica a los trabajos como jornalera en la agricultura. Maria vivía en el departamento de potosi hace como 10 años atrás ella tuvo que venirse a cesarzama porque no tuvo ingresos suficientes para poder mantener a su familia. El préstamo que solicita Maria es para la construcción de vivienda y de esa manera podrá tener una mejor calidad de vida y poder ayudar a sus hijas a terminar alguna carrera, sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijas ya que ella no pudo terminar una carrera, pero ella quiere que sus hijas si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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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
  • 127
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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 $1,325 helped Maria with home construction.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014