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Orlando is 28 years old, and has been married for more than nine years. Both spouses have education through secondary school, with two dependent children. They live in the village of Colomi, the south zone, on Gualberto Villarroel Avenue in his parents house. Orlando and his wife are very enterprising and hardworking. They work tailoring regularly during the year. They sew pants, underwear, suits, repairs, and other things. They need money to buy fabric and raw materials for sewing. For them it is urgent because they have orders to sew pants and other garments. With the savings that they had, they bought an industrial sewing machine. They told us that they feel very happy for getting what they needed the most. Now they can calmly do their work since they had orders. Apart from improving their economic activity, in the future they have the dream of buying their own house for the family to love more comfortably. Currently they live in his parents' house.
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El señor Orlando tiene 28 años de edad casado mas de 9 años ambos con una instrucción de nivel secundario (bachilleres), con 2 hijos dependientes, viven en el pueblo de Colomi zona sud avenida Gualberto Villarroel en la casa de sus padres. El señor Orlando y su esposa son personas muy emprendedores y trabajadores se dedican a la sastrería (costuran pantalones, pantaletas, ternos, arreglos y otros) con una actividad regular durante el año, lo cual ellos necesitan dinero para comprar tela-materia prima para costura para ellos es urgente porque tiene pedidos para costurar pantalones y otros, además con el ahorro que tenían compraron una maquina industrial de costura. Por ultimo nos cuentan se sienten muy felices al haber conseguido lo que más estaban necesitando ahora harán con toda tranquilidad los trabajos que ya tenía pedidos aparte de seguir mejorando su actividad económica hacia el futuro con un sueño hasta comprar una casa propia para su familia para vivir más cómodos ya que actualmente están viviendo en la casa de sus padres.

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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
  • 115
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Orlando to buy raw materials (fabric).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014