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Update on Gerardo

Gerardo is 46 and has lived with his common law partner Segundina for more than 15 years, they have five young children, they live in the house of one of their family members, they only pay for power and water, the city of Cochabamba is 52km away, Don Gerardo has a job as a driver and is a member of the Transportation Union. They recently bought a vehicle and to be able to buy it he requested a loan, they are also farmers of potato, beans and they raise cattle, Gerardo is a very humble, responsible and hardworking person, Don Gerardo is very happy that he bought this vehicle to work with and he will have savings for her children's education and to build his house, which is his biggest dream to have a house of his own.
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El señor Gerardo tiene 46 años de edad concubinos con la Sra. Segundina mas de 15 años tienen 5 hijos menores viven en la casa de su familiares solo pagan de luz y agua, de la ciudad de Cochabamba están a 52 km, Don Gerardo es chofer empleado trabaja en sindicato de auto transporte, recientemente se compraron un vehículo y para comprar Línea de autotransporte le falto dinero por este motivo solicito un préstamo, a la vez son agricultores producen papa, papaliza, haba y cría ganado vacuno, Don Gerardo es una persona humilde trabajador y responsable, Don Gerardo está muy contento de haber comprado la línea de autotransporte trabajara con su vehículo y tendrá ahorro para el estudio de sus hijos y para construir su casa eso es su mayor sueño tener casa propia.

Previous Loan Details

Mr. Gerardo López A. is 45 years old and has lived with Ms. Segundina Miranda Montecinos for over 10 years. They have 4 young children who are living in a house that has been loaned to them in which they only pay for electricity and water. They live in the trade union of Rosario 52 kilometers fro... More from Gerardo's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gerardo to buy a vehicle to work with a transportation company.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014