Freddy lives in the town of Entre Ríos with his wife and daughter. He and his wife have a shop in a market where they sell women's clothing and footwear. The couple buys their inventory wholesale in the Santa Cruz region.
Although the clothing and footwear business is the family's main source of income, Freddy has also started a second job working on his father's farm growing yucca. Freddy has decided to purchase a plot of land and is applying for a loan. His savings aren't sufficient to cover the purchase price, and a loan will allow him to begin cultivating this plot and boost his income.
Freddy vive en la población de Entre Ríos, junto a su esposa y su hija. Trabaja vendiendo ropa en el mercado, realiza la venta de ropas y zapatos de damas junto a su esposa, esta actividad económica es la mayor fuente de ingreso de don Freddy, es un negocio familiar, la mercadería la compra del departamento de Santa Cruz. Adicionalmente el señor Freddy también se dedica al área agrícola como actividad secundaria lo cual ha ido emprendiendo, trabaja en el terreno agrícola de su padre produciendo yuca. El señor Freddy decidió comprarse un terreno, solicita el crédito para completar el pago del terreno que desea comprar ya que sus ahorros no son suficientes para pagar dicho terreno, de esta manera los ingresos del señor Freddy mejoraran.
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.