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Carlos is 38 years old and married to Maxima for more than 17 years. Both know how to read and write. They have five children who attend school. This family lives in the Corani Pampa-Colomi community. Carlos and his wife are hardworking people who farm and raise potatoes and locoto. They also have some cows; two dairy cows, two beef cows, and a calf. He is asking for this loan to buy compost and farming chemicals. He wants to fertilize and improve his crops so that he can increase his income in the future, as well as support his children’s studies.
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El Señor Carlos de 38 años de edad conviviente más de 17 años con la señora Maxima, ambos saben leer y escribir, con 5 hijos dependientes que estudian, la familia vive en la comunidad de Corani Pampa-Colomi. Don Carlos y su esposa son personas trabajadores que cuentan con una actividad principal la producción agrícola de papa y locoto, aparte cuentan con cabezas de ganado vacuno 2 lecheras, 2 de engorde más una vaquilla, motivo que don Carlos necesita un préstamo para comprar abono orgánico (gallinaza) y productos agroquímicos. Con esto quiere abonar o mejorar sus cultivos de locoto, quiere tener mejores ingresos económicos hacia el futuro como también apoyando en su estudio de sus hijos.

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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
  • 143
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  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Carlos to buy compost.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014