Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!

Update on Francisco

Francisco lives in the city of Tarija. Francisco is married and has a house with his wife and son next to his parents in law's house, so he doesn't pay rent. He is a taxi driver and with his wife has a business making and distributing potato chips and sugared peanuts. This business is located in his house and the products are made daily with an increase in production on Fridays and Saturdays. Francisco tells us that with the loan he will take out, he will buy a vehicle, because he already has some capital and he only lacks the balance, which is the ammount of the loan. The vehicle, in addition to being used as a taxi, will be used as a means of distribution for the products. According to the experience in the business that he has, his sales will increase as they make improvements on the business.
View original language description ↓
El Sr. Francisco vive en la ciudad de Tarija, el Sr. Francisco es casado y tiene en casa junto a su esposa e hijo al lado de la casa de sus suegros por lo que no paga alquiler de vivienda, es taxista y junto su esposa tienen su negocio de elaboración y distribución de papas fritas y maní azucarado, este negocio está ubicado en el mismo domicilio y la elaboración de estos productos es de forma diaria con incremento de producción los días viernes y sábados, el Sr. Francisco nos indica que con el crédito que sacara lo usara para la compra de un vehículo por lo que ya cuenta con un capital y solo le falta un saldo que es el monto del crédito, el vehículo aparte de utilizarlo como taxi lo utiliza como medio de distribución de los productos, según la experiencia que tiene en este negocio nos indica que sus ventas se irán incrementando a medida que vayan realizando mejoras en el negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Sr. Francisco V. M. is 42 years old and lives in his own home located in a community of the city of Tarija. He is married to Sra. Marina Janeth Altamirano Sandoval and they have two children. Francisco works as a teacher in the rural areas and provides free transportation as a taxi driver in hi... More from Francisco's previous loan »

Additional Information


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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
    View loans »
    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 Francisco to pay the balance on a car to be a taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Francisco. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2010. Learn More