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Linver is 29 years old. He is single and has one child whom he supports. A few months ago, he separated from his partner. He lives in his mother’s home in the Abra region of the city of Cochabamba.

Linver has succeeded in getting a college degree, but due to the high unemployment that exists in Bolivia, he cannot find work in this profession. Therefore, he has to work in the taxi service. Thanks to his savings, he has been able to buy a vehicle, which he works with.

The purpose of the loan is to do some bodywork on his taxi, since the paint deteriorated with the passing of the years, and he needs to keep his taxi presentable in order to continue working, and in this way, support his small child.

Among his dreams and goals are to be able to someday work in his career in order to start his studies again, and to have a better quality of life.
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El señor Linver tiene 29 años, es soltero, tiene un hijo al cual mantiene. Hace pocos meses atrás se separó de su conviviente, vive en la zona del Abra de la ciudad de Cochabamba, en la casa de su madre. El señor Linver ha logrado estudiar una carrera universitaria pero por el gran desempleo que existe en Bolivia no ejerce su profesión, por lo que tuvo que dedicarse al servicio de taxi, gracias a sus ahorros ha logrado comprarse un automóvil con el cual trabaja. El destino del crédito es para realizar la chapería de su taxi, ya que con el transcurso de los años la pintura se deterioro y necesita tener presentable su taxi para seguir trabajando y de esa manera mantener a su pequeño hijo. Entre sus sueños y metas esta poder ejercer algún día su profesión para empezar nuevamente sus estudios y tener un mejor nivel de vida.

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
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Linver to pay for taxi bodywork.
55% repaid
Repayment Term
63 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: