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César lives in the town of Entre Ríos in the Trópico de Cochabamba. He is single and has no children. He makes his living as a carpenter, making beams and slats. He sells his products in the same place where he makes them, and he also takes special orders. He is a responsible and hardworking person who has always had the desire to succeed. At a young age he came to the tropics from the highlands of Potosí to seek better living conditions, and he started his profession two years ago. He is requesting a loan to purchase a machine for woodwork; with this tool he will be able to carry out his work more efficiently and begin to make other furniture.
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El señor Cesar, vive en la población de Entre Ríos del Trópico de Cochabamba, es soltero y no tiene hijos, se dedica al sector de la carpintería, específicamente a la realización de vigas y listones, su producción la comercializa en el mismo lugar de la actividad económica, también trabaja a pedido, es una persona responsable y trabajadora, siempre con el anhelo de salir adelante desde muy joven se vino al trópico desde el altiplano de potosí a buscar mejores condiciones de vida, asi emprendió su actividad hace dos años atrás, ahora solicita un crédito para la compra de una máquina para su trabajo de carpintería, con esta herramienta realizara de manera más eficiente su trabajo y empezara la realización de otros muebles.

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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
  • 161
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Cesar to purchase a machine for woodwork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015