Dionicio is 48 years old and come from Potosí. He only studied until second grade of elementary school, because his parents could not afford to support him to continue his studies. A year later, his mother passed away due to a serious illness, and when he was eight years old, he began working independently to be able to pay the family’s expenses because he is the eldest son.
He is now married to Macaria and they have five children, whom they both help and support in their schooling. They live 25 km from the town of Ivirgarzama in the San Benito-Tamborada community. They have a small plot of land that they use to grow pineapples which they sell at the local market. Now Dionicio wants to expand his crops, and this is why he is requesting a loan. The loan will help him to generate more income and thus improve his quality of life.
El señor Dionicio tiene 48 años, es uriondo de Potosí estudio hasta segundo básico los escasos recursos de sus padres no le ayudaron a continuar sus estudios después de un año su madre falleció por una fuerte enfermedad y cuando el tenía 8 años empezó a trabajar de manera independiente para poder solventar gastos familiares porque él es el hijo mayor. Actualmente es casado con doña Macaria fruto del matrimonio tiene 5 hijos a los cuales ayuda y apoya en su educación junto a su pareja, viven a 25 kilómetros de la población de Ivirgarzama en sindicato San Benito - Tamborada cuentan con una pequeña parcela donde tienen cultivado 1 ha. de piña y comercializan en el mercado local, ahora don Dionicio quiere ampliar su cultivo es por tal razón que solicita un crédito, esto le ayudara a genera mayores ingresos económicos y paralelamente su nivel de vida.
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.