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Zenón is 47. He comes from a humble family made up of five men and three women. They have scarce resources and therefore work with very small areas of land. He lives in the community of Matarani Chico in the city of Mizque in the department of Cochabamba. He has worked in agriculture and livestock for nineteen years. He produces and sells potatoes, beans, and peanuts to feed his family. He sells the extra in the same place where he lives to merchants from Mizque. He is a very respected person in the community because of his dedication to his work and for being responsible for his family's education and well-being. He is requesting this loan to buy more potato, bean, and peanut seeds; manure; and agricultural chemicals. In this way, he will have more income to improve his and his family's living conditions.
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El señor Zenón, tiene 47 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 Matarani Chico del municipio de Mizque del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria desde hace 19 años produce y comercializa papa, frijol y maní 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 Zenón 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 Zenón, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas de papa, frijol, maní, abono químico, orgánico y agroquímicos; y de esta forma tener más ingresos y 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
  • 141
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,316,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Zenon to buy potato, bean, and peanut seeds; manure; and agricultural chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2014