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Don Luis is 45 years old. His family is made up of two members, a son and father. It is a modest, economically disadvantaged family. They live in the Callejas Baja community in the town of Mizque located in the Cochabamba department. He works in agriculture and livestock. She grows potatoes, beans and onions. He sells them in the same place where the merchants live in Mizque. Don Luis is a much respected person in his community due to his dedication to his work and because he is responsible for feeding and educating his family. They have a home with adobe walls, a thatched roof, and mud plaster. With this type of home, every year before the rainy season, the house must be plastered. Don Luis requested the current loan to purchase more seeds, fertilizers and agrochemicals in order to have a larger and better harvest. With this, he can improve his family’s lives.
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Don. Luis, tiene 45 años de edad, su familia está compuesta por dos miembros un hijo y su padre, es una familia humilde de escasos recursos económicos, viven en la comunidad de Callejas Baja 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 Luis 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 cañaweca y revoque de barro, esta clase de vivienda cada año antes de las lluvias hay que hacer el revoque, Don Luis, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas, abonos y agroquímicos y tener más y mejor producción y de esta forma 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
  • 159
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  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luis purchase seeds, fertilizer and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014