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Martin has lived with his partner Flora Villarroel López for over 12 years and they have four children together, all of whom study and are dependent on them financially. They have lived in the community of Segunda Candelaria for the last 11 years.

Martin is a builder, bricklayer and a farmer. To support his family he grows potatoes and broad beans and raises geese and livestock which he uses for farm work.

Martin came to apply for a loan in person since it is very far for him to go to financial organisations in Cochabamba. He plans to purchase agricultural supplies such as organic fertiliser (chicken manure) and potato and broad bean seeds to increase his agricultural production. He tells us that he has always made sure that his children never went without and he hopes that they will have a better life than him in the future.
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El señor Martin es conviviente con la señora Flora Villarroel López más de 12 años, tienen 4 hijos dependientes que estudian, viven en la comunidad de 2da Candelaria hace 11 años atrás.

El señor Martin es constructor albañil y agricultor cultivan papa, haba, oca, como también cuentan con cabezas de ganado vacuno que los utilizan en las faenas agrícolas, de esta forma el mantiene a su familia, don Martin se apersono a solicitar un crédito para compra de insumos agrícolas abono orgánico (gallinaza), semilla de papa más semilla de haba para aumentar su producción agrícola ya que les queda muy lejos acudir a Entidades Financieros a la ciudad de Cbba, por ultimo nos comenta que siempre demostrara a sus hijos que no les falte nada y que sean mejores que el a futuro.

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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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Martin to purchase agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012