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Eric
Sr. Eric P. A. is 36 years old and has been separated from his wife for more than 10 years. He was living in Cochabamba when his wife literally left him with nothing (she had taken all the furniture and household appliances). Eric found the will to overcome and start a new life. Fate brought him to Ivirgarzama where he was inspired to open a new workshop that was simple and modest.


Eric repairs headlight and taillight covers made of plastic and fiberglass. He also sells small automotive parts such as turn signals, brake lights, headlights, and other items. Eric is confident in his ability to improve his business and have a better life. In the near future, he hopes to rebuild his life and start a new family.


The loan he is requesting will be used to buy merchandise to expand his shop so that he can generate more revenue and offer better service to his customers.

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El Señor Eric P. A. tiene 36 años de edad, está separado de su mujer ya más de 10 años, el vivía en Cochabamba con su mujer pero ella lo abandono y le dejo sin nada en otras palabras lo dejo en la calle llevándose todas sus cosas (muebles y electrodomésticos de su hogar), el tiene la voluntad de superarse y volver a empezar de nuevo, se vino a ivirgarzama a buscar su suerte de lo cual se animo y monto un nuevo taller sencillo e humilde.

El Señor Eric P. A. se dedica a la reparación de mascaras de plástico y fibra de vidrio (mascarero) y a la venta de repuestos pequeños de automotores por ejemplo: guiñadores, stops, faroles, etc. El tiene la seguridad que así podra levantar su tienda y poder tener una vida mejor, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda rehacer su vida y formar una nueva familia.

El solicita el crédito para la compra de mercadería para ampliar su taller, y así poder incrementar más sus ingresos y poder ofrecer un mejor servicio a sus clientes.

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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
  • 75
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,685,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Eric purchase inventory to sell in his auto repair shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 14, 2010
Listed
May 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011