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Santos is a hardworking, single man but has lived with his spouse for a long time; he has two children who depend on his economic activity. They live in the community of Santa Ana La Vieja, a zone that has all basic utilities; he owns his house.

Santos, who is of very humble condition, wants the present loan to continue earning income from the crops he produces. He grows potatoes and he needs the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, etc. so that with the income he earns he will be able to reach his other short-term dreams like making home improvements.
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El señor Santos es un hombre trabajador, de estado civil soltero, pero convive por mucho tiempo con su concubina, tiene 2 hijos de quienes dependen aun de su ingreso económico, viven en la comunidad de Santa Ana La Vieja, zona que cuenta con todos los servicios básicos, misma que es de propiedad del señor Santos. El Sr. Santos quien es de condición muy humilde desea el presente crédito con el fin de poder seguir percibiendo ingresos con la nueva cosecha que vaya a realizar, indicar que el señor Santos siembra papa y requiere para la compra de semilla como de fertilizantes, herbicidas entre otros y de esa forma con los ingresos que perciba poder concretar otros sueños que a corto plazo tiene como el de poder mejorar la 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.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 197
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,410,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,450 helped Santos to buy seeds and fertilizer.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: