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Mr. Feliciano H. Jiménez is 57 years old. He has been married to Mrs. Basilia López Peña for more than 30 years. They have 3 dependent children who are in secondary school. The main activity is agriculture. They grow potatoes, papaliza, and beans on their 2.5 hectares of land in the community of Pie de Gallo. His wife helps in the farming, taking care of cattle and the house.

Mr. Feliciano H. Jiménez and his family live in the rural community of Pie de Gallo, 62 km from the city. Because of this it is very hard for them to go to the bank for a money loan. El Cidre had the initiative of going to this rural area.

Mr. Feliciano H. needs the money to buy agricultural materials. He tells us that he has to renew the seed every three years, because the seed has an illness and in order to plant in new lots new, healthy seed has to be used. For this reason, the harvest this year has been low and the prices have gone down. That is the reason he doesn't have enough money to buy materials. With the new seed, production will go up and his income will improve.
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El señor Feliciano H. Jiménez tiene 57 años y está casado con la Señora Basilia López Peña por más de 30 años, tienen 3 hijos dependiente que estudia en nivel secundaria, la actividad principal es la agricultura producen papa, papaliza, haba, en su terreno que tienen 2.5 hectáreas en la comunidad de Pie de Gallo, la esposa ayuda en la actividad agrícola, en cuidado de ganados y de la casa.

Don Feliciano H. Jiménez y su familia viven en una comunidad rural Pie de Gallo a 62 km de la ciudad, por lo tanto para ellos es muy difícil acudir a los Banco para un préstamo de dinero. El Cidre tuvo la iniciativa de ir a esta zona Rural.

Don Feliciano H. necesitaba dinero para comprar insumos agrícolas, nos comenta que hay que renovar la semilla cada tres años, porque la semilla tiene enfermedad para sembrar en parcelas nuevas tiene que renovar la semilla sana y libre de enfermedades, por esta razón, la cosecha de este año ha sido escasa y los precios de los productos agrícolas a bajado, por esta razón no tiene suficiente dinero para comprar insumos, con la semilla renovada la producción aumentara y también los ingresos económico es mejor.

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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
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  • $36,698,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Feliciano to purchase agricultural materials to plant potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012