Estaban is married and has small children who are dependent on him. He lives in a community that is very far away from the city. He worked in agriculture from a very early age. But, he couldn't transport his produce because of the remoteness of his village. So, he decided to work as a miner instead. As a consequence of this, he suffered a health problem that meant he could no longer work in this role. This is why he wants to return to agriculture and why he is requesting a loan of $1,475 to buy seeds and fertilizer. His goal is to have a source of income and to bring up his family.
El señor Estaban es casado y tiene hijos pequeños que aun dependen de él, vive en una comunidad muy alejada de la ciudad, trabajaba en la agricultura desde muy joven, pero al no poder transportar sus productos por la lejanía de su pueblo decidió dedicarse a la minería, a consecuencia de eso sufre un problema de salud que le impide continuar trabajando en ese rubro, razón por la que quiere volver a dedicarse a la agricultura, es por eso que solicita un crédito de Bs. 10000 para comprar semillas y abonos, con el fin de tener una fuente de ingresos económicos y sacar adelante a su familia.
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.