Tomas has his wife but they are unmarried; they have three children. They’ve lived in El Trópico in Cochabamba for many years. He’s from Chapare Province in Cochabamba Department. He came from his community in Melga, one of Bolivia’s poorest places, like most people seeking better life opportunities. It’s hard to control production in his community due to weather variations and it becomes more and more scarce each time which is why he decided to move to El Trópico. But as time has passed and with much effort and dedication he was able to buy his piece of farmland and today he works in agriculture producing pineapples. The loan he’s requesting is to expand the pineapple production and for maintenance of the pineapple and manioc crops to improve his standard of living and also his wife’s who has always collaborated with his work. (The other person in the photo is his wife.)
EL CLIENTE TOMAS TIENE SU SEÑORA PERO NO SON CASADOS Y TIENEN TRES HIJOS, DESDE HACE MUCHOS AÑOS, RADICAN EN EL TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA. EL CLIENTE ES DE LA PROVINCIA CHAPARE DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE COCHABAMBA, VINO DE SU COMUNIDAD DE MELGA UNO DE LOS LUGARES MAS POBRES DE BOLIVIA, COMO LA MAYORÍA DE LAS PERSONAS BUSCANDO MAYOR OPORTUNIDAD DE VIDA, EN SU COMUNIDAD LA PRODUCCIÓN, DEBIDO A LOS CAMBIOS CLIMATOLÓGICOS, ES DIFÍCIL CONTROLAR LA PRODUCCIÓN Y CADA VEZ ES MAS ESCASA, POR LO QUE DECIDIÓ VENIRSE AL TRÓPICO, PERO CON EL TRASCURSO DEL TIEMPO, CON MUCHO TRABAJO Y ESFUERZO SE COMPRO SU LOTE AGRÍCOLA, EN LA QUE HOY EN DÍA TRABAJA EN EL SECTOR AGRÍCOLA Y SE DEDICA A LA PRODUCCIÓN DE PIÑA. EL CRÉDITO QUE ESTA SOLICITANDO ES PARA AMPLIACIÓN DE PIÑA, MANTENIMIENTO DE PIÑA Y YUCA DE ESTA MANERA PODRÁ MEJORAR SU NIVEL DE VIDA TAMBIÉN SU SEÑORA SIEMPRE HA ESTADO COLABORANDO EN SUS ACTIVIDADES.(CON LA PERSONA DE A FOTO ES SU SEÑORA)
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.