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This entrepreneur is 32 years old and lives in the municipality of Entre Río in the tropics of Cochabamba. He began to work alongside his mother selling seasonal fruit at a very early age. Bit by bit he learnt about the business and today he is a fruit seller as well.

Nelzon became independent at a very early age after the death of his father, working with his mother to move forward with his life. Since the situation in his country is becoming increasingly difficult, he has no other option than to work very hard to get ahead.

Nelzon needs a boost to keep expanding his business, so he is applying for a loan to buy and sell seasonal fruit. All his life he has dreamed of selling in bulk and now with this loan he can continue to increase his working capital.
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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 madre, como ayudante en la comercialización de fruta de temporada. Fue aprendiendo poco a poco, hoy en día el también comercializa.

Nelzon se independizo a muy temprana edad, ya que su padre falleció, y tuvo que trabajar junto a su madre, posteriormente se independizo, poco a poco siguió adelante, no le quedaba de otro que seguir trabajando duro, para salir adelante. Ya que la situación está cada vez más difícil en el país.
El crédito que solicita es para comercio de fruta de temporada, más específicamente para comprar fruta, Nelson necesita un impulso, para seguir creciendo, su sueño de toda su vida es comercializar al por mayor. Ahora con el crédito seguirá ampliando su capital.

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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
  • 124
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  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Nelzon to increase his working capital to sell fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2012