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Sr. Cecilio lives in the community of Tin Tin in Mizque Province in Cochabamba Department. He has two dependent children. He is a farmer and a natural disaster, drought, affected his previous harvest so that his crop yields dropped for lack of water. This caused his income to fall and affected his family, which he supports through his agricultural production. He produces only peanuts and beans on his small plot every year.

Cecilio is a person who is very much loved and respected in his community because of his dedication to his family and for his work. At times he even has to do day labor on farms in order to earn some pesos and thereby support his young children.

He is requesting a loan to purchase more peanut seeds and organic fertilizer so that he can improve the quality and yield of his crops. He farms the small plot he has in the place he lives so he can improve his income and provide a better quality of life for his children and they can attend school in a better situation. The loan will help his entire family greatly in the hard work they all do.
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El señor Cecilio, vive en la comunidad de tin tin de la provincia de mizque del departamento de cochabamba, tiene dos hijos dependiente, Cecilio se dedica a trabajar en la agricultura, en la anterior cosecha hubo desastre natural de sequía y sus cultivos bajaron de rendimiento por la falta de agua, este desastre le hizo fracasar en sus ingresos económicos a toda su familia que se mantenían con la producción agrícola. Cada año producen solo producen mani, frejol en su pequeña parcela.
Cecilio es una persona muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicado a toda su familia y su trabajo que a veces hasta tiene que trabajar en jornal en la agricultura para ganar algunos pesos y así mantener a sus pequeño hijos, el está solicitando el crédito para comprar mas semilla de mani, abono organico y de esta forma mejorara la calidad y el rendimiento de sus cultivos, trabaja en su pequeña parcela que tiene en el lugar donde vive para mejorar sus ingreso económico y darle una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos y que ellos puedan asistir a la escuela en mejores condiciones. El crédito ayudara mucho a toda su familia y al duro trabajo que realizan todos.

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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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,670,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Cecilio to purchase peanut seeds and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014