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Señor Florentino is 59 years old. He lives in the township of Chimoré of the city of Cochabamba. He is married but his wife lives and works in Spain. His children are independent. He works as a farmer on his plantation. Señor Florentino produces bananas and other fruits. Florentino is known to be a very hardworking person. Since his children are now independent, Florentino feels lonely. Because of economic necessity, his wife was obliged to travel to Spain to be able to work, because he became ill with dengue and had to abandon his work. Florentino is applying for a loan because he needs money to purchase a cable way (a metal structure) which is used to pull in the fruit, since he no longer has the energy that he worked with years ago. This cable way will help him produce fruit in better condition and with greater efficiency. Since he is now in better health and his days are more peaceful alongside his relatives, he is working and is in condition to continue doing it for a long time, but with the wish that his wife can return soon.
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El señor Florentino tiene 59 años de edad vive en el municipio de Chimoré de la ciudad de Cochabamba, es casado pero su esposa vive y trabaja en España sus hijos son independientes, trabaja como agricultor en su Chaco, el señor Florentino es un productor de banano y otras frutas.
Florentino es una persona muy trabajadora conocida, como ahora sus hijos ya son independientes Florentino se siente solo, por la necesidad económica su esposa se vio obligada a viajar a España para poder trabajar, pero el cliente enfermo de dengue y se descuidó de su actividad. Solicita un crédito porque le falto dinero para la compra de un cable vía (estructura metálica) que le servirá para jalar la fruta, ya que el señor florentino ya no cuenta con las energías con la que trabajaba hace años, y este cable vía le hará producir en mejor condición y mayor rendimiento. Pues actualmente ya encuentra mejor de salud y sus días son más tranquilos a lado de sus familiares, trabaja y está en condiciones de seguir haciéndolo por mucho tiempo, pero con el deseo de que vuelva pronto su esposa.

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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
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Florentino to buy a cable way to pull in the fruit that he produces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012