Agustino has been married to Nicasia for 7 years. Both of them have a primary school education and they live the rural area of Comunidad Aguirre "2", south of the town of Colomi. They have 3 dependent children, 2 of which are in school. Agustin works in transportation service with his own vehicle. He is affiliated with the Autotransportes Aguirre union with the Aguirre-Cbba-Sacaba route. They are also farmers who grow on land they inherited from their parents. They rotate potato crops. Mostly his wife does this, apart from caring for the children and getting them to school. In this way, they support themselves. They tell us they just built their little house and invested all of the savings that they had, so they didn't have the money to buy the agricultural materials (potato seeds). They tell us they are going to be able to plant a lot more easily because they have the land parcels ready for the planting.
El señor Agustino casado con la señora Nicasia hace de 7 años, ambos con una instrucción de nivel primario, viven en una zona rural Comunidad Aguirre "2" hacia el sud del pueblo de Colomi tienen 3 hijos dependientes delos cuales estudian 2. El señor Agustino se dedica al servicio de transporte con vehículo propio afiliado en sindicato de Autotransportes Aguirre con ruta Aguirre-Cbba-Sacaba a la vez son agricultores cultivan en herencia de terreno de sus padres con rotación de cultivos papa que mayormente se dedica la esposa aparte de cuidar a sus hijos y mandar a la escuela de esta forma ellos se mantienen económicamente, como también nos dicen que recientemente hicieron construir su casita y lo invirtieron todo el ahorro que tenían, les falto dinero para comprar insumos agrícolas (semilla de papa). Por ultimo nos cuentan ahora van a poder sembrar con más tranquilidad ya que tenían parcelas preparadas para la siembra.
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.