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Firmo Roman
Firmo is a humble person and works as a cobbler. It has been more than 17 years that he has been working in his profession. He is married and his wife works in the preparation of traditional foods. He has two children who he supports economically and also morally. He has his own house which was built through the strength of himself and his wife, and he is now asking for a loan in order to refurbish a few rooms of his home that have become deteriorated over the years. With this improvement, his children will be more comfortable, and they will have a place to study and relax every night.

Firmo says that it will be a great help to be given this loan, since without it he will not be able to re-do his home and with time it would continue to deteriorate. He wants to take advantage of the dry months, as it will be easier to make progress in finishing his house, and he will feel happy to successfully complete his repairs.
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El Sr. Firmo es una persona humilde, de Profesión Zapatero hace mas de 17 años que ejerce su Profesión, es casado, su esposa se dedica a la Preparación de Comida Tradicional, tiene dos hijos a quienes apoyan moral y económicamente. Tiene su casita propia que con su esfuerzo y el de su mujer pudieron Construir, ahora solicita el crédito para poder refaccionar algunos cuartos de su Vivienda que con el tiempo se le fueron deteriorando, de esa manera sus hijos estarán mas cómodos y tendrán un lugar donde estudiar y descansar todas las noches. El Sr. Firmo señala que será de mucha utilidad el poder otorgarle el préstamo ya que sin eso no podrá Refaccionar su casita y con el tiempo se le ira destruyendo aun mas, quiere aprovechar que en estos meses no llueve, pues será mas fácil poder avanzar en lo que quiere realizar con su Vivienda y sentirse satisfecho con el logro del mismo.

Additional Information


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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Firmo Roman repair his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013