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Esteban, 30, lives in a common-law marriage and has five dependent children. He has an elementary school education and has lived in a remote community in the north of Colomi for 13 years.

Esteban's a farmer and he sells potatoes and locoto peppers. He grows part of them on his own land, half a hectare that he got from his parents; he grows the rest on a plot of land he rents for 1,600 bolivianos [BOB] for two years.

Currently Esteban needs a loan for 10,200 bolivianos to build an affordable home so he can make sure his family has a better future.
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El señor Esteban de 30 de edad vive en concubinato, tiene 5 hijos dependientes, posee una instrucción de nivel primaria y vive en una comunidad lejana hacia el norte de Colomi por más de 13 años. Es agricultor y vende papa y locoto, una parte siembra en terreno propio que es herencia de sus padres de 0,5 has y la otra parte en terreno alquilado por el cual paga Bs 1600 por dos años, ahora requiere un crédito de Bs. 10200 para hacer construir una vivienda económica y de esta forma asegurar un futuro mejor para su familia.

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
  • 145
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Esteban to build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014