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Alberto lives in Bolivia in Cochabamba in Cercado Province in the Azirumaca zone. He’s 59-years-old and a widower.

He’s a humble, hardworking person who has a son in his care. He only studied elementary school because he did not have the resources needed to study further. His family was of very low income. He’s been raising cattle for milk production for several years.

Alberto became a widower a few months ago when his wife died of a heart attack in Argentina. Alberto works with his family milking in the early hours, feeding the cattle, cleaning the corrals and doing other farm chores.

He needs the loan to buy nutritionally balanced feed for his cattle because he used up his working capital paying for the paperwork related to bringing his wife’s body back who died a few months ago.
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Alberto vive en Bolivia - Cochabamba en la provincia Cercado en la zona de Azirumarca, tiene 59 años y es viudo. Es una persona humilde y trabajadora y tiene a su cargo un hijo; estudió sólo hasta el nivel primario, ya que no contaba con los recursos para poder estudiar más. Su familia era de muy bajos recursos económicos y desde hace varios años se dedica a la crianza de ganado vacuno para producción de leche. Alberto quedó viudo hace unos meses, cuando su esposa murió de un paro cardio respiratorio en Argentina. Alberto trabaja junto a su familia ordeñando a tempranas horas, dando de comer a su ganado, limpiando los corrales y efectuando otros trabajos de la granja.
El crédito lo necesita para la compra de alimento balanceado para la alimentación de su ganado, ya que su capital de operaciones fue gastado en trámites de expatriación de su esposa fallecida hace unos meses atrás.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Alberto to buy animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013