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Benito is a person with very limited resources owing to the fact that the property and land where he lives is situated on the banks of a river. This means his plots of land are small and at high risk from the strong turbulence of the water and the occasions when the river bursts its banks. In previous growing seasons Benito has suffered from overflows from the river leaving 50% of his agricultural land completely eroded and full of stones and leaving the arable layer uneven. For the reasons described his production has decreased, affecting the yields and so Benito's income has also been affected.

For this reason Benito has turned to Kiva to ask for a loan for the first time. He will use the loan to buy good quality seeds to work with so he can get back to normal.
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Don benito es una persona de escasos recursos económicos debido a que el lugar y la propiedad donde vive se encuentra a orillas del rio por tanto los terrenos son pequeños y de alto riesgo a las fuertes turbulencias de agua que se presenta y los desbordes que ocasiona, en pasada gestión agrícola don benito ha sufrido el desborde del mencionado río dejándole con un 50% de sus tierras agrícolas totalmente erosionadas llenos de piedra y desnivelación de la capa arable, por las razones descritas su producción ha bajado afectando en los rendimientos por tanto los ingresos económicos han sido también afectados por estas razones descritas don benito ha recurrido al préstamo kiva siendo esta la primera vez que solicita, con este crédito comprará semillas de buena calidad para realizar sus actividades económicas para estabilizarse.

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
  • 140
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Benito to buy seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2014