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Mr. Simón R. T. is 46 years old and has been married to Mrs. Leónidas Hinojosa Morales de R. for over 9 years. Together they have 3 underage children, and live in the Aguirre area that is located 42 km from the city of Cochabamba.

Mr. Simón is a farmer and grows potatoes and haba beans, he also goes to Yapacani and takes his agricultural products to sell with his wife. He is a very humble but hardworking person, Mr. Simón needs the money to buy items for his crops such as organic manure and potato seeds, it is very difficult to go the banks in the city since they have too many requirements which is why he chose to take the initiative to go to that area and get the loan. Mr. Simón is very happy to have received the loan and he will now be able to buy his agricultural products so that he can have more income to send his 3 underage children to school and to improve the home which he inhabits.

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El señor Simón R. T. tiene 46 años casado con la Señora Leónidas Hinojosa Morales de R. mas de 9 años, tienen 3 hijos menores dependientes, viven en sector de Aguirre que está ubicado a 42 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba.

El Sr Simón es agricultor produce papa, haba y también viaja a Yapacani llevando los productos agrícolas a vender juntamente con la esposa, es una persona humilde pero trabajador, él necesita dinero para comprar insumos agrícolas abono orgánico, semilla de papa, para ello es muy difícil acudir a los Bancos de la ciudad que les piden muchos requisitos, Se tuvo la iniciativa de ir a esa zona y otorgar crédito, el Sr. Simón está muy contento de haber conseguido un crédito, ahora va poder comprar los insumos agrícolas así va tener más ingresos económicos para hacer estudiar a sus 3 hijos menores y ahora para mejor la vivienda que habita.

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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
  • 123
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  • $36,721,100
    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 Simon to buy agricultural products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 1, 2011