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Mario, 37, lives in the community of Chimore. He lives with his partner, with whom he has three children. Mario works as a farmer growing papaya, citrus, and pineapple on the Sindicato Estaño Palmito.

Mario used to live in another community 20 years ago, but he had to immigrate to Chimore because he didn't earn enough income. He and his wife picked up and started off from zero in a new direction. Now he has two farming plots and an urban plot in the community where he lives.

The loan Mario's requesting is to build his house so he can have a better quality of life and help his children finish school.

Mario dreams of a better future for his children because he wasn't able to finish school or have a career. He wants his children to be able to have careers and help people in the area.
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El señor Mario tiene 37 años de edad, el vive en la comunidad de Chimore, él se encuentra concubinato con la cual tiene tres hijos, Mario trabaja como Agricultor con la producción de papaya, cítricos y piña en el Sindicato Estaño Palmito. Mario vivía en otra comunidad hace como veinte años atrás, sin embargo tuvo que emigrar a la comunidad de Chimore porque no tuvo ingresos suficientes, ellos se volvieron a levantar y junto a su esposa tomaron un nuevo rumbo en su camino empezaron de cero, ahora él tiene dos lotes agrícolas y un lote urbano en la comunidad donde vive. El préstamo que solicita Mario es para la construcción de su vivienda y de esa manera podrá dar una mejor calidad de vida y ayudar a su hijos a terminar el colegio. Mario sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que el no pudo terminar el colegio ni hacer una carrera, pero él quiere que su hijos si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 223
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mario to build his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015