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Lucia is a down-to-earth person. She is married, and due to various circumstances she only completed elementary school. She lives in her own house with her husband and their children. They both work in agriculture. Her house is made of rustic materials, and it is located in the Tiraque province in the Cochabamba department. She has two small children who go to school in order to have a better education.

Her main business activity is agricultural production. The products that she grows are potatoes, green pea pods, oats, wheat, corn, and barley. She plants on her own land, which she bought with great effort. She is a responsible and hard-working person.

In order to expand and improve her production, she sees the need to request a loan to buy agricultural supplies and organic fertilizer. This way she will increase her income, which will improve her living conditions.
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La señora Lucia, es una persona sencilla, mayor de edad de estado civil casada, por diversas circunstancias dsolo llego a estudiar hasta el nivel primario, vive en su casa propia junto a su esposo y sus hijos, ambos se dedican a la agricultura, su casa es de construcción rustica ubicada en la provincia Tiraque del departamento de Cochabamba. Tiene dos hijos pequeños que asisten a la escuela para tener una mejor educación. Su principal actividad económica es la producción agrícola, los productos que cultiva son papa, arveja en vaina verde, avena en seco, trigo en seco, maíz seco y cebada. Siembra en su propio terreno que compro con mucho esfuerzo. La señora es una persona responsable y trabajadora, para ampliar y mejorar su producción se ve en la necesidad de solicitar un credito para la compra de insumos agrícolas y abono orgánico, para así aumentar sus ingresos económicos que vayan a mejorar sus condiciones 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
  • 154
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,657,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,175 helped Lucia to buy agricultural supplies and organic fertilizer.
58% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: