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Jorge B. Saldia is a young man aged 21. He lives in the town of Cochabamba in the northern zone in a neighbourhood known as Villa Huanuni. He currently lives with his parents while he studies and works.

Jorge is studying electrical engineering in the INFOCAL Institute. He has also been working as an assistant mechanic at Mecánica Automotriz SETRA for over two years. He chose this profession and loves it. Jorge wants a loan to buy tools so that he can begin doing repairs on his own and thus earn a bit of extra money.

His greatest dream is to be able to open his own workshop one day so that he can have a better future and earn enough money to support the whole family on his own.
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El joven Jorge B. S. tiene 21 años y vive en la ciudad de Cochabamba en la zona Norte en un barrio conocido como Villa Huanuni. Jorge actualmente vive con sus padres mientras estudia y trabaja.

Jorge Estudia Electro mecánica en el instituto INFOCAL y trabaja como ayudante de mecánica en la Mecánica Automotriz SETRA. Jorge trabaja por más de 2 años y es esta la profesión que eligió y que le apasiona. Jorge desea crédito para poder comprar herramientas de trabajo y de esta manera poder comenzar a realizar reparaciones por su cuenta y ganar unos pesos extras.

El mayor sueño de Jorge es poder algún día abrir una Mecánica de su propiedad y de esa manera tener un mejor futuro y generar los suficientes ingresos para poder mantener el solo a toda su familia.

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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
  • 127
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  • $36,246,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Jorge to buy tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011