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Mr. Luis Avilés López is 30-years-old and has lived with Ms. Costa Corrales Peña for more than 8 years. He has two dependent children who are currently in school. Mr. Avilés López grows potatoes, broad beans, and root vegetables. He sells them at the weekly food market in Colomi. His wife helps him with the farming in addition to maintaining the house and taking care of the animals.

Mr. Avilés López lives in the north of Colomi, Segunda Candelaria, in the rural township of Jatun Rumy. He is taking out the loan from CIDRE and he will use it to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) to enlarge his agricultural production.

Mr. Avilés López tells us that his dream is to continue improving his economic resources so that his children can continue studying and become professionals. He'd also like to improve his quality of life to live more comfortably with his family. And, finally, he tells us that he will plant his crops on more productive areas because they are the primary component of a family's basic expenses in Bolivia as well as being an economic resource in maintaining the security and health of his family.
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EL Señor Luis Avilés López tiene 30 años y convive con la señora Costa Corrales Peña por más de 8 años total tiene 2 hijos dependientes de el, que estudian, El señor se dedica a la producción agrícola de papa, haba, oca, papa liza y lleva a vender a la feria semanal de colomi, su esposa le ayuda en la producción agrícola aparte de ser como ama de casa y cuidado de sus animales.
El señor Luis Avilés López vive hacia el norte de Colomi Segunda Candelaria sindicato Jatun Rumy zona rural, el crédito está sacando de CIDRE; El señor Luis Avilés López utilizara este crédito para compra de abono orgánico (gallinaza) para agrandar más su producción agrícola.
El señor Luis Avilés López nos comenta que su sueño es seguir mejorando sus recursos económicos así para que sus hijos sigan estudiando hasta salir profesionales, también mejorar su calidad de vivienda para vivir más cómodos con su familia; Por ultimo nos cuenta que sembrara en mas superficies sus cultivos de producción agrícola (aumento la producción), porque son los primeros de la canasta familiar a nivel Bolivia, a la vez es un recurso económico para mantener la seguridad alimentaria de 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Luis purchase of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2010
Jun 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2012