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Jorge Antonio
Jorge is responsible and has a small restaurant in Ivirgarzama. He is single and has no children, but he has two brothers that he helps with their education expenses. He moved from Yapacani to Ivirgarzama three years ago with his family and started working as a bricklayer and day laborer. Slowly, he saved money to start his own business.

Today he has a restaurant in one of the busiest sections of town. Jorge needs a loan to expand his small restaurant and offer better service to the customers. This will increase his income and improve his life and the lives of his brothers.
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El Señor Jorge, es una persona responsable cuenta con una pequeña pensión en Ivirgarzama, es soltero y no tiene hijos, pero cuenta con dos hermanos a los cuales el ayuda y apoya en su educación. El Sr. Jorge se fue de Yapacani a Ivirgarzama hace como 3 años con su familia, empezó como albañil, jornalero, etc., poco a poco el empezó ahorrar dinero para poder tener su propio negocio, hoy en día cuenta con una pensión que es uno de los mas concurridos en la localidad. El Sr. Jorge, necesita un préstamo para la ampliación de su pequeña pensión y así poder ofrecer un mejor servicio a la gente del lugar y por defecto mejorar sus ingresos su calidad de vida de él y sus hermanos.

Additional Information


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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Jorge Antonio to expand his restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013