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Luis is single, 31 years old, only male child and lives with his beloved mother Florentina in the rural community of Pie de Gallo-Candelaria north of Colomi. He works in agriculture and gets his income for the year from the sale of potato, bean and root vegetables, this is how mother and son support each other financially, he has cattle head; 5 to fatten, 1 for dairy and 1 bull. The reason this young man needs money is to build his own house because the current house belongs to his mother and is in bad condition. Luis needs the loan to build a house and this way live more comfortably with his mother and he will continue to work so that his mother is in good health.
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El Señor Luis de estado civil soltero de 31 años edad único hijo varón vive junto a su madre querida Florentina en una comunidad rural Pie de Gallo-Candelaria hacia el norte de Colomi. El joven Luis es dedicado a la actividad agrícola con ingresos económicos dentro del año de la venta de papa, haba, oca, papaliza de esta forma ellos se mantienen madre e hijo económicamente, cuenta con cabezas de ganado vacuno 5 de engorde, 1 lechera y 1 torillo, motivo que el joven necesita dinero para construir su propia casita ya que la vivienda actual es de su madre y se encuentra en malas condiciones. El joven Luis necesita este crédito para poder construir su vivienda así para vivir más cómodos madre e hijo y siempre así trabajará para que su madre este en buen estado de salud.

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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
  • 136
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  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Luis to build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014