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Emigdio, 47, is married and has two children who are adults living independently. Emigdio is very well-loved and respected where he lives because of his dedication to work. There are days when he must work as an agricultural laborer to earn a few more pesos to bring daily bread home.

Emigdio works alone since his children have forgotten about their parents from the moment they decided to leave home and work in other lines of work far from their community; he gets no economic help from them.

So as not to neglect his land, Emigdio sacrifices whatever he must to keep cultivating it and living from what he most likes to do which is agricultural production. This is why he’s asking for a loan to buy seeds, chemical fertilizer and other farm supplies to improve production. He works on his small parcel of land where he lives and hopes to improve his income and give his family a better quality of life.
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Emigdio de 47 años de edad, casado, tiene dos hijos, los cuales ya son mayores de edad y viven independientemente. Don Emigdio es una persona muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicado a su trabajo, hay días que tiene que trabajar en jornal en la agricultura para ganar algunos pesos demás y así llevar el pan de cada día a su casa. Don Emigdio trabaja solo, ya que sus hijos se olvidaron de sus padres desde el momento que salieron de su casa y decidieron trabajar en otro rubro y lejos de su comunidad sin recibir ninguna ayuda económica de parte de ellos, Don Emigdio por no dejar sus tierras hace todo el sacrificio para seguir cultivando y viviendo de lo que más le gusta hacer que es la producción agrícola, por lo que está solicitando el crédito para comprar semillas, abono químico, productos agroquímicos y de esta forma poder mejorar su producción. Trabaja en su pequeña parcela que tiene en el lugar donde vive, el espera mejorar sus ingresos económicos y darle una mejor calidad de vida a 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,200,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,450 helped Emigdio to buy seeds and farm supplies.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 28, 2013