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Encarno is a young, hardworking individual who has been living in this area for the last 12 years. He studied through grade school, is in a relationship, and has four children whom he helps and supports with their education. He makes a living as a carpenter and a is very good with a chainsaw. He manages his work depending on the demand in any given moment. He is very well known in his area and many people seek his services because he is responsible.

He has a lot of experience in many areas. Even as a childe he strived for ways to be independent. His best tool is his chainsaw. His neighbor, also a carpenter, mentions that Encarno really likes to work. Currently, Encarno's only tool is damaged and he needs to purchase a new chainsaw so that he can get back to work and generate revenue as he was doing before.
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Don Encarno es una persona joven y muy trabajadora hace 12 años que vive en la zona, estudio hasta primaria vive en concubinato y tiene 4 hijos a los que ayuda y apoya en su educación, con el trabajo diario que realiza él es carpintero y también motosierrista, intercala su trabajo dependiendo de la demanda que tiene es muy conocida en la zona y mucha gente solicita sus servicios por ser una persona responsable, tiene bastante experiencia en ambos rubros desde niño se busco la vida de manera independiente, no cuenta con sus propias maquinas de trabajo a excepción de una motosierra, pero si tiene mucha ganas de trabajar indica su vecino que también es carpintero, actualmente su única herramienta de trabajo tiene algunos desperfectos mecánicos y le urge comprar una nueva motosierra así podrá prestar sus servicio de forma regular y podrá volver a tener los mismo ingresos de antes.

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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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Encarno to purchase a chainsaw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013