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Bernaldo
Bernaldo R. A. started farming bananas 6 years ago. He used to be employed as a day laborer. He had the opportunity to buy a small, 4 hectare, lot in a banana growing area that fortunately had the entire necessary infrastructure in place, like conveyor belts and packers that allowed for more development. He currently has almost 8 hectares four of which are in production.

He has four children that he supports with care and dedication. He sells his crops through the 25 de Julio association, one of the banana exporting firms that take the cops to Chilean and Argentinean markets.

He and his neighbors group together to have their crops aerially fumigated. The field work is more family oriented and sometimes he hires up to two day workers to help with watering.

He is a person with good prospects for future growth and continued improvement of his banana crops.

Bernaldo needs capital to buy supplies for banana crops so that he can produce bananas on his entire property thereby improving his earnings.
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El señor Bernaldo R. A. empezó con la actividad de cultivo de banano hace 6 años atrás, anteriormente trabajaba como jornalero y se le presento la oportunidad de comprarse un lotecito de 4 has para poderlo trabajar, para su suerte correspondía a una zona bananera que contaba con una buena organización en cuanto a la infraestructura como cable vía y empacadoras, lo que le permitió desarrollar más, actualmente cuenta con casi 8 has de de las cuales está con 4 has en producción.

Tiene 4 hijos a los que mantiene y cuida con dedicación, su producto lo comercializa por medio de la asociación 25 de julio a las empresas exportadoras de banano, quienes lo llevan hasta los mercados chilenos y argentinos, el mantenimiento de sus cultivos lo realiza con fumigación con avioneta, agrupándose con sus vecinos, el trabajo de campo es más familiar y algunas veces contrata hasta dos jornaleros eventuales mas para que le colaboren en el trabajo de rosado de las plantaciones. El solicitante es una persona con muy buenas perspectivas de seguir creciendo y seguir mejorando sus plantaciones de banano.

Lo que necesita Bernaldo es capital para poder comprar insumos para el cultivo de banano y asi poder cultivar este producto en todo su terreno y asi mejorar sus ingresos.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 179
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,780,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bernaldo to buy farm supplies for banana crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 22, 2010
Listed
Jul 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010