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Update on Gerardo

Gerardo was born in the community of Kaspicancha Baja in the province of Tiraque in the department of Cochabamba. He currently lives in the same place along with his wife and they have 3 children in their care. He is currently living in his home which is a rustic house made of adobe with a thatched roof and an earth floor. This client works in agriculture, growing root vegetables and cereals. His community is the highest part of the municipality. He is requesting a loan to buy manure fertilizer and to buy trees to plant this year. He needs these to increase his production. Don Gerado's community can be found about 8 km to the east of the town of Tiraque.
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El señor Gerardo es nacido en la comunidad de Kaspicancha Baja de la Provincia de Tiraque del Departamento de Cochabamba, actualmente es natural de lugar y vive junto a su esposa que tienen tres hijos menores a su custodia, actualmente está viviendo en su casa que es una casa rustico que está construido de adobe con techo de paja con piso y revoque de barro. El cliente en realidad se dedica a la actividad agrícola cultiva los tubérculos y cereales su comunidad es la parte mas alta del Municipio, al mismo tiempo el crédito que están solicitando es para comprar abono de gallina y compra de arboles para sembrar esta año, asimismo el necesita para aumentar su producto. La comunidad del don Gerardo se encuentra aproximadamente a 8 km al este de la población de Tiraque.

Previous Loan Details

Gerardo was born April 23, 1968 in the Kaspicancha Baja community, located in the Tiraque Province in the Department of Cochabamba. Gerardo’s area of work is agriculture and he grows potatoes, beans, and cereals. He plants seasonally and the place where he grows is practically the high altit... More from Gerardo'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

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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
  • 161
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Gerardo to buy manure fertilizer and seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2012
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gerardo. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2011. Learn More