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Alejandro, 25, is from a humble family of scarce economic resources which is why he farms on very small plots. He lives in the Mizque municipality, Cochabamba department. He’s worked in agriculture and animal husbandry for five years. He grows onions, and beans for his family’s food and sells what’s left over to local merchants from Mizque. Alejandro is a much respected person in his community because of his dedication to work and for being responsible for his family. Alejandro is requesting this loan to buy more onion, potato and bean seeds, chemical fertilizer and other farm chemicals to improve the quality and increase crop yields in order to earn higher income and improve his entire family’s living conditions.
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El señor Alejandro tiene 25 años de edad, es de una familia humilde de escasos recursos económicos por lo tanto cultiva superficies muy pequeñas, del municipio de Mizque del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria desde hace 5 años produce cebolla, papa, frejol, para la alimentación de su familia y los excedentes los comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. Don Alejandro es una persona muy respetada en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de su familia. Don Alejandro, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar más semillas de cebolla, papa y frijol, abono químico y agroquímicos, para mejorar la calidad y aumentar su producción y de esta forma 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Alejandro to buy seeds and farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013