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Mario is 34 years old. He has two children. His is a family of scarce financial resources. They live in the village of Quebrada of the municipality of Mizque, in the department of Cochabamba. He works in agriculture and raises animals. He grows potatoes, beans and onions; he sells them in the same village where he lives, to sellers of that same village of Mizque. Mario is a very well-respected person in his community because of his dedication to his work and also because he's responsible for providing food and education for his family. They live in a house with adobe walls and a roof made of bamboo, tiles and mud plaster. This type of house has to be re-plastered every year before the rainy season. Mario is requesting the loan in order to purchase more seeds, compost and agrochemicals. That way he'll achieve a good level of production and therefore he'll improve his entire family's living conditions.
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Don Mario, tiene 34 años de edad, su familia está compuesta tiene dos hijos, es una familia humilde de escasos recursos económicos, viven en la comunidad de Quebradas del municipio de Mizque, del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria, produce papa, frejol y cebolla; los comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. Don Mario es una persona muy respetada en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de la alimentación y la educación de su familia. Tienen una vivienda de paredes de adobe, techo de cañahueca, teja y revoque de barro, esta clase de vivienda cada año antes de las lluvias hay que hacer el revoque, Don Mario, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas, abonos y agroquímicos para tener una buena producción y de esta manera 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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Mario to purchase seeds, compost and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2012
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015