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José, 34, is from a modest family of five males and three females. He has few economic resources so he cultivates very small pieces of land. He lives in the community of Yunguillas Alta in the town of Mizque in the department of Cochabamba. He has worked in agriculture and livestock for 16 years. He grows and sells potatoes, beans, and peas to feed his family, and sells the rest to the merchants in the same community, Mizque.

José is a very respected person in his community because of his dedication to his job and for being responsible for the education and well-being of his whole family.

José needs a loan to build his house. Because they're a large family, he needs rooms to improve his family's living conditions.
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El señor José, tiene 34 años de edad, es de una familia humilde compuesta de cinco varones y tres mujeres, de escasos recursos económicos, por lo tanto cultiva superficies muy pequeñas. Vive en la comunidad de Yunguillas Alta del municipio de Mizque del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria desde hace 16 años produce y comercializa papa, frejol y arveja para la alimentación de su familia el excedente los comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. El señor José es una persona muy respetada en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de la educación y el bienestar de toda su familia. El señor José, necesita para para construir su vivienda, por ser una familia numerosa necesita ambientes y de esta forma mejorar las condiciones de vida de toda su familia.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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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 Jose to build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013