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Sr. Sabino N. F. is married and has 3 children who are 10, 7 and 5 years old. He lives in a rural area of the Bolivian province of Chapare Cochabamba.

Sr. Sabino is a farmer. He grows potatoes, beans, oca and other crops that are common here. He sells his crop at a market in nearby Colomi and the income from the sales is how he supports his family. He also has 3 head of cattle that he uses on the farm. His wife, Sra. Sayda Galarza, is his only helper.

Sr. Sabino approached the bank to apply for a loan that he will use to buy seeds and agrochemicals for the farm. He wants to make the most of the season because seed prices are relatively low. He has some land that has been prepared for planting so he'll be able to grow more crops and improve his income in the coming year.
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El Sr Sabino N. Fernández es casado, tiene 3 hijos uno de 10, 7 y de 5 años, vive en zona rural Comunidad Huancuni de Colomi provincia Chapare Cochabamba.

El Sr. Sabino se dedica a la producción agrícola de papa, haba, oca, papaliza, tuberculos que se cultivan en esa zona, que después de la cosecha lleva a vender en la feria semanal de Colomi, Es así que logra percibir un ingreso económico anual para mantener a su familia además tiene 3 cabezas de ganado vacuno que lo utiliza en las faenas agrícolas así para economizar sus ingresos, El Sr. Sabino trabaja solo con su esposa la Sra. Sayda Galarza.

El Sr. Sabino se apersono a la oficina para solicitar un crédito, para compra de semilla de papa, haba y productos agroquímicos, aprovechar que es época de poder comprar a precios accesibles porque le sobro parcelas preparadas, de este modo sembrar en más superficies y mejorar sus ingresos económicos para el siguiente año que biene.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
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  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sabino seed and supplies for farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2012