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Juan is a driver, loving father, and grandfather. Juan offers taxi service around the city and works daily. While he may be his own boss, he works from 8:00 in the morning so that he can have lunch with his family, and then he goes back to driving the car which is the basis of his job and lets him earn income each day. He lives with his mother, two small grandchildren, and his daughter, who takes care of the house. He is the father figure for his grandchildren. His engine is showing wear and tear, and he will use this loan to buy another and to change the tires. Juan is certain that his car will last for many more years with these repairs and that he will have a secure income with which to support his family.
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El Señor Juan es Chofer, cariñoso padre y abuelito. Don Juan, realiza su actividad laboral dentro del transporte urbano de pasajeros, todos los días cumple un horario de trabajo, a pesar que él es su propio jefe, trabaja desde las 8:00 de la mañana, para poder ir a almorzar junto a su familia a medio día, y posteriormente retornar a las calles conduciendo su vehículo que es su principal herramienta de trabajo, la cual le permite generar sus ingresos día a día. El vive con su madre, su hija y 2 nietos pequeños, su hija es quien atiende todo lo relacionado a la casa, y Don Juan es la figura paterna para sus nietos. Con el día a día el vehículo tiene algún desgaste en el motor, por lo que necesita el crédito para poder comprar otro y además cambiar las llantas. Don Juan está seguro que con este cambio su vehículo podrá acompañarlo por muchos años más, para así tener un ingreso seguro todos los días lo cual le permite llevar el pan de cada día a su casa.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,241,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Juan to buy an engine and wheels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014