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Dionicia comes from a very humble family. Her father moved from the south of the country seeking better opportunities. She was born in the Cochabamba tropics.

It was very difficult for her father to support her because he had several children. She started working while very young helping her father work his parcel. With much sacrifice she bought a wood house. She worked doing all kinds of things and did not have the opportunity to continue in school because her father couldn’t afford to pay for her schooling. So she worked and studied until she was able to finish secondary school and gradually she became independent. She currently has a fruit stand and also works in agriculture growing manioc on her father’s land.

Dionicia’s a responsible, very hardworking woman whose dream is to continue growing and to build a house that’s better than the one she has now for she currently just lives in a small wood house. This is why she’s requesting the loan for it’s very important to be able to have better quality of life.
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Dionicia es hija de una familia muy humilde, su padre vino del sur del país en busca de mayores oportunidades, ella ya nació en el trópico de Cochabamba, a su padre le costó mantenerla porque tenía varios hijos, ella desde muy chica trabajo, ayudando en la parcela de su padre, compro con gran sacrificio una vivienda de madera, trabajo de todo, no tuvo la oportunidad para seguir estudiando porque su padre no le podía costear sus estudios, entonces trabajaba y estudiaba hasta concluir el nivel secundario y poco a poco se independizo, actualmente tiene un puesto de venta de frutas, adicionalmente se está dedicando a la agricultura en el terreno de su padre está colocando yuca, Dionicia es una persona responsable y muy trabajadora su sueño es seguir creciendo además de construir una mejor vivienda de la que tiene actualmente ya que hoy en día solo vive en una casita de madera, por esta razón está solicitando el préstamo que será muy importante poder contar con una mejor calidad de vida.

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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Dionicia to make some home upgrades.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015