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Bernabé is 63, married, and has five children. They are a family with scarce economic resources. Two of his children are currently working in Argentina because they did not have sufficient resources for them to study a professional career. His youngest daughter has an eight month old baby. In spite of this, she continues studying for a technical career. When she goes to classes her mother takes care of the baby.

Bernabé lives in the city of Cochabamba in the Mallco Chapi community. His business is the production of raw milk. He delivers his product to a business that makes different dairy products. He currently has eight head of dairy cows.

The loan will be used to buy a dairy cow, which will increase milk production and improve his level of earnings.

Some of Bernabé’s goals and dreams are to increase milk production, make improvements on his house, and that his youngest daughter finish her career studies.
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El señor Bernabé es un señor de 63 años está casado y tiene 5 hijos son una familia de escasos recursos económicos, actualmente 2 de sus hijos mayores se encuentran en Argentina trabajando, ya que no tuvieron los recursos suficientes para estudiar una carrera profesional, y la hija menor tiene un bebe de 8 meses y a pesar de eso sigue estudiando una carrera técnica, y hasta que ella va a clases la madre le cuida al bebe.

El señor Bernabé vive en la ciudad de Cochabamba en la comunidad de mallco chapi, se dedica a la producción de leche cruda, cuyo producto entrega a una empresa que se dedica a la producción de diferentes productos lácteos. Actualmente cuenta con 8 cabezas de ganado lechero.
El préstamo será destinado para la compra de una cabeza de ganado lechero, lo cual incrementara la producción de la leche y mejorara el nivel de sus ingresos.

Entre las metas y sueños que tiene el señor Bernabé es aumentar la producción de leche, realizar mejoras en su casa y que su hija menor termine de estudiar su carrera.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 231
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  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bernabe buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011