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He is 32 years old and he lives in the municipality of Entre Rios in the region of Cochabamba. He started working at a very young age with his father, as a farm hand for his father's land. He came to learn how to cultivate pineapples.

Emilio became independent at a very young age, after the passing of his father. He was forced to work along in his father's plantation. Later he married and had a son but he separated. Together with his son he was able to pull through. He didn't have any other choice but to keep working hard and to not have his son want for anything. Currently he is coming out of the time of crisis.

The loan that he requests will be used to expand pineapple production, more specifically to purchase seedlings. Emilio needs this support in order to expand and improve production. His life-long dream has been to have a large pineapple plantation and to be one of the best pineapple producers in the region. Pineapple is in great demand. With the help of this loan his business will continue to grow.
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El cliente tiene 32 años vive en el municipio de Entre Ríos del trópico de Cochabamba, empezó a trabajar a muy temprana edad junto a su padre, como peón en la tierra de su padre. Fue aprendiendo poco a poco, el cultivo de piña.

Emilio se independizo a muy temprana edad, ya que su padre falleció, y tuvo que trabajar solo en lote agrícola se su padre, posteriormente se concubino, tuvo un hijo, pero fue abandonado, pero poco a poco siguió adelante junto a su hijo, no le quedaba de otro que seguir trabajando duro, para no hacer faltar a su hijo, pero hoy en día ya está superando su crisis.

El crédito que solicita es para ampliar la producción de piña, más específicamente para comprar platines de piña, Emilio necesita un impulso, para poder ampliar y mejorar su producción, que ha sido su sueño de toda su vida, tener grandes cultivos de piña y ser el mejor productor de piña de la zona, ya que la piña tiene gran demanda hoy por hoy. Ahora con el crédito seguirá creciendo.

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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
  • 133
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  • $36,246,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Emilio to invest in his agriculture business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011