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Alicia, 43, lives in the community of Liriuni. She is a widow and has two young children who are in elementary school. Her business is agriculture. She grows potatoes, ulluco, and oca. She grows on two hectares of land using crop rotation. The land was inherited from her parents. Alicia is asking for a loan to buy farming supplies like organic fertilizer and potato seed. She invested the money she had saved in dairy cattle. Alicia says that with the purchase of the supplies for this planting season, she will guarantee her family's food security and have savings for the education of her children.
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La señora Alicia de 43 años de edad, vive en la comunidad de Liriuni, estado civil viuda, tiene 2 hijos menores que estudian en nivel primaria, la actividad económica de la señora Alicia es la agricultura, produce papa, papaliza, oca, cultivan en 2 hectáreas de terreno con rotación de cultivos, los terrenos son herencia de sus padres, la sra. Alicia solicita un crédito para comprar insumos agrícolas como ser abono orgánico, semilla de papa. El dinero que tenia ahorrado lo invirtió en la compra de ganado vacuno lechero, la sra. Alicia indica que con la compra de los insumos para la siembra de esta campaña agrícola, estaría garantizando la seguridad alimentaria de su familia y lograra tener ahorro para el estudio de sus hijos.

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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
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Alicia to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015