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Gilmar P. Guzmán is 42 years old, has six children, and has been married for 18 years. Because of the number of children he has, his house is too small for them to be comfortable. For this reason, he is asking for a loan to add on to his home. His income from his taxi business is low, so it is impossible for him to carry out this project alone.

He says that his greatest desire for the future is to be able to add enough space to his house that all his children can live comfortably and not suffer from a lack of adequate housing as he did.
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El Sr. Gilmar P. Guzmán tiene 42 años de edad, tiene 6 hijos, esta casado hace 18 años, en vista al numero de hijos que tiene la casa le resulta muy pequeña para que estén cómodos motivo por el cual solicitan un crédito para la ampliación de la vivienda, al tener ingresos mínimos con el servicio de transporte le resultaría imposible realizar seméjate inversión.

El nos cuenta que su mayor desea es en un futuro poder ampliar su casa de tal manera que todos sus hijo puedan vivir comodamente, y no sufran por falta de casa como el lo hizo.

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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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Gilmar home improvements and expansion.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2010
May 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012