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Edwin is 20 years old and comes from a humble family with limited economic resources. He cultivates small plots of land, and he lives in the town of Sauces which is in the Mizque municipality in the department of Cochabamba. He works in agriculture and livestock, and for five years he has grown potatoes, beans, and onions. He sells his products to the businesses of Mizque where he lives.

Edwin is very respected in his community for his dedication to his work and, along with his mother, for being responsible for the education of his younger siblings and the well-being of his family. He is asking for the loan to buy more potato, bean, and onion seeds, as well as chemical and organic fertilizer and agrochemicals. This is how he hopes to increase and to better the quality of his yield, thus allowing him to have more income and to better the living conditions of his whole family.
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El señor Edwin, tiene 20 años de edad es de una familia humilde y de escasos recursos económicos y por lo tanto cultiva superficies muy pequeñas, vive en la comunidad de Sauces, del municipio de Mizque, del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria vende sus productos desde hace cinco años produce papa, frejol y cebolla; los comercializa en el lugar donde vive, a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. El señor Edwin es una persona muy respetado en su comunidad por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de la educación de sus hermanos menores y el bienestar de su familia, juntamente con su madre. El señor Edwin está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas de papa, frejol, cebolla, abono químico, abono orgánico y agroquímicos; y de esta forma aumentar y mejorar la calidad de su producción y por lo tanto tener más ingresos y mejorar las condiciones de vida de toda su familia.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 154
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,650,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Edwin to buy potato, bean, and onion seeds, chemical fertilizer, and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013