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Sacarias is 40 years old. He is married an lives with his family. They are of low income. Sacarias works exclusively in agriculture and in his free time works as a laborer in different land parcels in his community to support his family. In the last harvest, he had problems with drought, causing poor production and product quality. That made his family income fail, as they support themselves with farm production. Each year they grow mainly onions, potatoes and beans. This year, Sacarias wants to start out on the right foot and have good production with his crops. That is why he is asking for the loan to buy organic and chemical fertilizer. This way, he can improve onion and potato production. Sacarias works on small land parcels with his wife. He also has a clear idea that with this loan, he will improve his crops and also his family's quality of life.
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El señor Sacarias de 40 años de edad, casado, vive junto a su familia, son de escasos recursos económicos. Sacarias se dedica exclusivamente a la agricultura y en tiempos libres trabaja como jornalero en diferentes parcelas de su comunidad para así poder mantener a su familia, en la anterior cosecha tuvo problemas climáticos de sequía, causando una mala producción y una baja calidad en sus productos e hizo fracasar en sus ingresos económicos a la familia que se mantienen con la producción agrícola. Cada año producen principalmente cebolla, papa y frejol. Este año Sacarias quiere empezar con el pie derecho y tener una buena producción en sus cultivos es por eso que está solicitando el crédito para comprar abono orgánico y abono químico, de esta manera mejorar la producción de cebolla y papa. Sacarias trabaja en pequeñas parcelas con su esposa, también tiene la clara idea de que con este crédito mejorará las condiciones de sus cultivos y también mejorar las condiciones de vida de 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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Sacarias to buy chemical and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2014