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Sonia is 35 years old and completed high school. She has a young son who depends on her income. She lives in the house that she inherited from her parents. Sonia makes a living selling cheeses in the centre of Cochabamba city. Sonia works very hard to in order to help her son to prosper - he is at school and receives very good grades; he also helps to feed the cattle. Sonia has five dairy cows. The father of Sonia's son left her when he learned that she was pregnant. Since then Sonia has learned to get ahead through her own sacrifice.

Sonia is applying for this loan in order to be able to buy feed for her dairy cattle. With constant rain, there is little food around and it is becoming more and more difficult to find feed. With this loan Sonia will continue with her work and will manage to earn an income to cover family costs.
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La señora Sonia tiene 35 años de edad, logro estudiar hasta el nivel bachillerato, tiene un hijo pequeño dependiente de sus ingresos y vive en la casa que sus padres le dejaron como herencia. Se dedica a la elaboración de quesillos los cuales son vendidos en una calle céntrica de la ciudad de Cochabamba, trabaja muy duro para poder sacar adelante a su pequeño hijo, quien está en etapa escolar y es un alumno destacado del colegio, el niño le ayuda con la alimentación del ganado, cuenta con 5 cabezas de ganado lechero, el padre de su hijo la abandono cuando se enteró de su embarazo, desde ese momento la señora supo salir adelante por su propio sacrificio. El motivo del presente crédito es para poder comprar alimento balanceado para su ganado lechero pues con las constantes lluvias este alimento está escaseando y es cada vez más difícil de conseguir dicho alimento, de esta forma continuara con su actividad y lograra obtener ingresos para cubrir los gastos de su familia.

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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
  • $34,692,600
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  • 6.9
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Sonia to buy feed for her dairy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015