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Cristobal has worked in agriculture since he was young, when his father initiated him into the business, and he has been gaining experience through the years. He has dedicated the rest of his life to this business, which supports his family.

His children worked with him and now they are all economically independent. After the death of his wife, he relies on help to prepare the land and produce the crops. His oldest grandson, who is still in school, helps him with this.

He is a hard-working man who grows potatoes, onions, carrots, and garlic. His fields are located in Parotani and are characterized by soil rich in minerals and moisture that favor the growth of these types of products, which are in high demand in the city of Cochabamba.

Cristobal requests the loan to buy seeds, so that he can earn income that will allow him to improve his quality of life.
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El señor Cristóbal es una persona que se dedica a la agricultura desde muy joven ya que su padre le inculco a esta actividad y al pasar los años fue ganando experiencia por lo tanto el resto de su vida la dedico a esta actividad que es el sustento de su familia; él les colabora hasta que todos sus hijos ya sean independientes económicamente, después de la muerte de su esposa cuenta con la ayuda para el preparado del terreno y producción lo hace con la ayuda de su nieto mayor que todavía está estudiando, es una persona trabajadora que se dedica a la producción de papa, cebolla, zanahoria y ajo en sus terrenos que encuentran en la población de Parotani que se caracteriza por ser un terreno rico en minerales y humedad que favorecen al crecimiento de este tipo de productos que son de alta demanda para el consumo en la ciudad de Cochabamba.El señor Cristobla solicita un credito para la compra de semillas, ya que de esta manera podra tener ingresos que le permitan mejorar su calidad 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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Cristobal to buy seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015