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Silverio R. is 36 years old. He has three children who are studying in a school back in his home town so they can have a better future. Silverio lives in the la Macia zone of the city of Cochabamba. He works for a company maintaining pipes. His wife takes care of milk cows from their home. Because of the work he does Silverio can only be at home with his family once a month. He makes this sacrifice to help his family get ahead.

Silverio is a hard worker, and he has managed to acquire a vehicle, which he would like to work on so that he can earn more income. He is seeking a loan to convert his vehicle to natural gas and then offer a transport service. Silverio thanks you for giving him the opportunity, through Kiva, to realize one of his dreams.

One of Silverio's plans for the future is to seek a new loan to buy a plot of land to farm, which would allow him to work closer to his family.
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El señor Silverio R. tiene 36 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos que aún están a su cuidado; ellos están estudiando en una escuela de su zona para que puedan tener un mejor futuro. Silverio vive en la zona de la Maica de la ciudad de Cochabamba, él trabaja en una empresa como obrero en el mantenimiento de tuberías, su esposa trabaja cuidando ganado lechero en la casa donde viven. Debido al trabajo que Silverio realiza solo puede estar en su hogar compartiendo con su familia una vez por mes, él hace ese sacrificio para que su familia salga adelante.

Silverio es una persona muy trabajadora, gracias a ello logro conseguir un vehículo que quiere hacerlo trabajar y de esa manera pueda obtener mejores ingresos; él quiere el préstamo para convertir su vehículo a gas natural y así pueda brindar el servicio de transporte. Silverio está muy agradecido con la gente que por medio de Kiva le pudo dar la oportunidad de hacer realidad uno más de sus sueños.

Silverio entre sus planes futuros planea sacar un nuevo préstamo para comprarse un lote de terreno en el cual pueda cultivar productos agrícolas y así se pueda trabajar estando más cerca de 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
  • 135
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Silverio capital to convert his vehicle from gas to natural gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 3, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011