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Javier is 44 years old and lives in his own house which he shares with his brothers household and which is located in the Lourdes neighborhood in the city of Tarija. Javier is married and has two children who are 20 and 13 years old and who he cares for and supports in their education and studies. Javier has been working for more than 10 years as a public employee. On the weekends he makes food for special occasions like birthdays, baptisms, and other events. Javier would like to have more income in order to move forward together with his family, but he says that he has to buy better equipment to be able to prepare food because what he has now is small. It’s for this reason that the loan is for the purchase of that equipment because that way he can increase his income. Javier says that he wants to improve his living conditions, and for this reason he says that the next loan he asks for will be to expand the business he has.
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El señor Javier tiene 44 años de edad y vive en una casa propia que comparte con de sus hermanos domicilio que esta ubicado en el barrio Lourdes de la ciudad de Tarija. Javier es casado y tiene 2 hijos de 20 y 13 años a quienes cuida y apoya en su educación y estudios. El señor Javier se dedica desde hace más de 10 a trabajar como empleado público. Y los fines de semana a la preparación de comidas para ocasiones especiales como ser cumpleaños, bautizos, matrimonios y otros eventos. Javier quiere tener mejores ingresos para salir adelante junto a su familia, pero él nos cuenta que tiene la necesidad de comprar un mejor equipo para poder preparar las comidas porque el que tiene esta pequeño. Es por eso que el crédito será destinado para la compra de estos equipos, para de ese modo poder incrementar sus ingresos económicos. Javier nos cuenta que quiere mejorar las condiciones de vida que tiene, por eso nos dice que el proximo credito que solicite sera para ampliar la actividad que tiene.

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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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  • $36,246,475
    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 Javier to buy equipment to prepare food for social events.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2012