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Maria Ximena
María Ximena lives in the community of Colomi. She’s 25-years-old and has been in a common law relationship for 8 years. She works selling fruit like mandarins, oranges, watermelon and mangoes according to the season. She buys the fruit at wholesale and sells it in the city farmer’s market. She has three years’ experience in this business.

María Ximena needs the loan to increase capital. She’ll use it to for her fruit sales since she invests her savings into capital for fruit sales. By increasing her capital she’ll also increase income from fruit sales thus managing to attain an improvement in her quality of life.
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La Sra. María Ximena vive en la comunidad de Colomi, tiene 25 años de edad, vive con su concubino por más de 8 años, se dedica a la comercialización de frutas como mandarina, naranja, sandia, mango de acuerdo a la estación y la época ella compra por mayor estas frutas y lo comercializa en el mercado campesino de la ciudad, cuenta con experiencia de más de tres años en este negocio, La Sra. María Ximena necesita el crédito para aumentar su capital y lo utilizara en la comercialización de frutas ya que el ahorro que tiene actualmente lo invierte en capital para la comercialización de frutas. Al incrementar su capital, también incrementaran sus ingresos por la venta de fruta, de esta manera lograra tener una mejora 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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    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 Ximena to buy fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2015