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Benedicto
Benedicto is 47 years old and is married to Martina Lopez with whom he has three children who are 10, 15, and 18 years old. They live in the Kuluyo community in the Sacaba province of the city of Cochabamba. He has worked in agriculture for the past 20 years; he works with his wife growing crops like potatoes, peas, and beans.

Benedicto is a hard-working person who has had a difficult life since he was a child; he was the oldest of 5 children and he had to take care of his family after the death of his father. His father worked in construction and passed away when a building fell on top of him; Benedicto's mother became an alcoholic after being widowed with her 4 children. Benedicto started to work and he left school to help his siblings; he couldn't work in the fields and study at the same time because the school only ran in the mornings.

Benedicto is seeking a loan to buy seeds as planting season for potatoes and vegetables is approaching; he needs to buy seeds and fertilizer which will help his crops and improve his income. His wife works making cheese which she sells in the town. They both work hard so that their children can have a better life, finish school and hopefully find better work in the future. Benedicto dreams of helping his young daughter to study to become a teacher who can help teach the children of alcoholic parents--just as he used to be. In this way, these kids won't have to stop studying and will have a better future. He is very proud of his family and of his wife because she is always supporting him; taking care of his family is the most important thing in his life.
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El señor Benedicto tiene 47 años de edad se encuentra casado con la señora Martina López tiene tres hijos uno de 15 años el otro de 18 años y el ultimo de 10 años de edad, viven en la comunidad de Kuluyo de la provincia de Sacaba de la ciudad de Cochabamba él es agrícola ya hace como 20 años el trabaja junto con su esposa en sembrar diferentes tubérculos como papa la oca como también verduras entre ellos arvejas y habas.

Benedicto es un persona muy trabajadora el de niño tuvo una vida muy difícil al ser el mayor de cinco hermanos tuvo que sacarlos adelante a todos ya que cuando eran niños su padre murió en un accidente en el trabajo (albañil) se cayó de la construcción de un edificio y la madre se volvió alcohólica al encontrarse sola con sus hijos , Benedicto se puso a trabajar y a ayudar a sus hermanos el dejo la escuela no podía trabajar en el campo con los sembradíos de sus familiares y los de su padre y estudiar ya que la escuela del pueblo solo funcionaba en la mañana .

Benedicto solicita el crédito para la compra de semillas porque ya empezara la época de la cosecha de papa y otras verduras, el necesita comprar las semillas y el abono que es especial para la cosecha y de esa manera el tendrá más ingresos, porque su esposa al mismo tiempo se dedica a la producción de quesillo que lo realiza para poder vender en el pueblo, porque ellos trabajan de esta manera para que sus hijos puedan tener una vida mejor puedan terminar el colegio y hasta poder realizar alguna carrera Benedicto sueña con que su hija pequeña pueda estudiar para ser profesora y poder ayudar a los niños que viven con padres alcohólicos como un día fue él y así no dejaran esos niños de estudiar y tendrán un futuro mejor el está muy orgulloso de su familia y de sus esposa porque ella siempre la va apoyando en todo momento y cuidad a su familia que es lo más importante.

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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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  • $2,817
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benedicto buy seeds and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2010
Listed
May 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011