Carlos now plays in a mariachi band since he showed an affinity and talent for music at a young age. He plays different instruments such as the guitar, “guitarrón” (a folk guitar with 25 strings), trumpet, violin, and vihuela (another traditional stringed instrument) for various mariachi groups in the city of Cochabamba and in the heartland of Bolivia. Carlos and his siblings have been able to move forward. Now he needs sound equipment so that he can continue to play and generate more income. This is the reason why he is requesting this loan.
About CIDRECIDRE 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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