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Miguel is 42 years old and lives in Villa Carrasco, on the road from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz, in the town of Chimoré, in the city of Cochabamba. He is married to Leandra and has four children. He has been working as a farmer on his own land for more than 20 years. Miguel grows rice, cassava and other fruits that change according to the season.

Miguel is a very hard-working person and he has been gaining agricultural knowledge since he was very young. Over time, he managed to save up some money which he planned to use to buy a plot of land in the city on which to build a house to leave as an inheritance for his children. Unfortunately, he suffered a burglary at his home. This situation discouraged him and he lost his eagerness to achieve better comforts for his family. His wife suggested that she would help him and started working selling new clothing from street to street. At first sales were good but her working capital was very low. Miguel is requesting a loan so that his wife can have good capital with which to work. This will enable her to contribute to the family income. Miguel says that every time somebody loses one thing, they find another or perhaps a situation that is even better than the previous one. This loan will enable Leandra to increase her business selling clothing and contribute toward the household expenses.
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El señor Miguel tiene 42 años de edad vive en la zona de Villa Carrasco por la carretera de Cochabamba a Santa Cruz en el municipio de Chimoré de la ciudad de Cochabamba, él es casado con la señora Leandra y tiene 4 hijos, trabaja como agricultor en su terreno agrícola más de 20 años, es un productor de arroz, yuca y algunas otras frutas que cambia según las temporadas.
Miguel es una persona muy trabajadora y fue adquiriendo conocimientos en la agricultura desde muy joven con el paso del tiempo llego a ahorrar un dinerito que pensaba utilizar en la compra de un lote urbano para construir una casa y dejarles como herencia a sus hijos, lastimosamente sufrió un robo en su propio domicilio, dicha situación le desilusiono el afán de conseguir mejores comodidades para su familia, la esposa se propuso ayudarlo y comenzó a trabajar vendiendo calle por calle ropa nueva , al principio las ventas fueron buenas pero su capital de operaciones fue muy reducido, es así que ahora Miguel solicita un crédito que hará que su esposa trabaje con un buen capital y de esta manera ayudar en los ingresos de la familia. Miguel dice que siempre que alguna persona pierde algo encuentra otra o tal vez otra situación que es mejor que la anterior, con el crédito que se le está otorgando la señora Leandra podrá incrementar la venta de ropa y así aportar para los gastos de la casa.

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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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Miguel to have working capital for his wife's business (buying clothes).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013