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Braulio
Mr. Braulio C. S. is 64 years old and lives in the town of Mallco Chapi, about 21 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba. Braulio has been married for more than 36 years and they have three children who are 26, 22, and 19. The younger two live with them and along with helping care for the cows, also study at a technical school in the city of Cochabamba. Braulio has worked in fresh milk production for more than 20 years, and also farms different crops on his land. At his home he has 5 dairy cows, and they are his main source of income.


The loan will be used to buy food for the dairy cows, since the price has increased from lack of rain. In this way he can feed his livestock the normal amount and their milk production and his earnings will not be affected. The loan will also be used to pay for his share of the water well that they are building in the area to irrigate his land.


Braulio tells us that his biggest dream is to provide every comfort for his wife and children, since their house does not currently have many luxuries or necessary utilities. He also tells us that with the next loan he gets, he would like to build a house for his children, so that they can live more comfortably.

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El señor Braulio C. S. tiene 64 años y vive en la localidad de Mallco Chapi a unos 21 km. de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Braulio está casado por más de 36 años y tienen 3 hijos de 26, 22 y 19 años. Los dos menores viven con ellos y a demás de ayudar con el cuidado de las vacas también está estudiando en un instituto profesional en la ciudad de Cochabamba. Braulio se dedica a la producción de leche cruda por más de 20 años y trabajaba sembrando diferentes productos en sus tierras. En esta casa es donde tiene 5 vacas lecheras que son su mayor fuente de ingreso.

El crédito será destinado a la compra de alimento para ganado lechero que en esta época por la falta de lluvia el precio se incrementa, para de este modo poder alimentar a su ganado con normalidad y que su producción lechera y sus ingresos no se vean afectados. También será destinado para el pago de una acción del pozo de agua que construirán en la zona para el riego de sus tierras.

Braulio nos cuenta que su mayor sueño es poder darles toda la comodidad que pueda a su esposa y a sus hijos, ya que su casa por el momento no cuenta con muchas comodidades o con los servicios necesarios. También nos dice que el próximo crédito que saque quisiera utilizarlo para poder construirles casa a sus hijos, y así vivan más cómodos.

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About CIDRE

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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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 74
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  • $28,619,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Braulio to buy food for dairy cows and to help pay for a well.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2009
Listed
Jan 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012