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Lidia is 19 years old. She is single but lives with her partner and has one child. She currently lives in her uncle's home as a caretaker in the city of Cochabamba. She was able to complete primary school and she works as a street vendor, making and selling home made empanadas. She considers herself to be a hard worker and a responsible person, and she wants to improve her living conditions. In order to achieve this, she needs to request a loan to build a bathroom in the house where she currently lives with her uncle's permission.
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La señora Lidia tiene 19 años de edad, es soltera pero vive en concubinato y tiene un hijo, actualmente vive en casa de su tío en calidad de cuidadora en la ciudad de Cochabamba. Alcanzo a estudiar la primaria y su actividad económica es la elaboración y venta de empanadas domésticas de forma ambulante. Se considera trabajadora y responsable y quiere mejorar sus condiciones de vida, para tal efecto se ve en la necesidad de solicitar un crédito para la construcción de un baño sanitario en la casa donde actualmente vive con autorización de su tío.

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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
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Lidia to build a bathroom.
72% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: