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Gualberto and his wife live in the community of Colomi; he’s 25-years-old and has lived with his spouse for more than five years. They have a little boy who attends school. They are independent economically. They work in agriculture planting a 1.5 hectare parcel of land inherited from his parents. He produces potato and ‘papaliza’ [a tuber] rotating his crops; he has experience in this line of work. He also owns four head of cattle: three dairy cows and one calf.

Gualberto needs to finish building his house which is why he came to request a loan to finish the finishing touches on his house since he used the savings he had to buy farm supplies and for his house’s construction.

Lastly, Gualberto and his wife felt happy to have the opportunity of accessing credit and also to be able to count on support from the institution in order to be able to finish building their house.
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Gualberto y su esposa viven en la comunidad de Colomi tiene 25 años de edad, de estado civil convivientes por más de cinco años tienen un hijo pequeño que estudia, económicamente son independientes, se dedican a la agricultura siembran en terreno de 1,5 Has herencia de sus padres produce papa y papaliza con rotación de cultivos con experiencia en el rubro además cuenta con 4 cabezas de ganado 3 lecheros y 1 ternero. El Sr Gualberto necesita concluir su vivienda, por este motivo se apersonaron a solicitar un préstamo poder terminar la obra fina de su vivienda ya que el ahorro que tenia lo invirtió en insumos para agricultura y la construcción de vivienda. Por último el Sr. Gualberto y Sra. se sintieron contentos al tener la oportunidad de acceder al crédito, además de poder contar con la ayuda de la institución para poder concluir la construcción de su vivienda.

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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 231
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,587,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Gualberto to build his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014