Bone is 30 years old and single. He lives in the community of Tako Tako Alto in the province of Mizque in the department of Cochabamba. He lives a solitary life as he doesn’t have any children. He shares his life with his closest relatives – his grandmother, his mother and his nephews – who assist in production as they are able. Also he has a problem with the deformation of the fibula bone which prevents him from walking and working normally. Because of the scarce rains en the previous agricultural season, the flow of underground water has decreased. Bone has lost a large quantity of his production of tomatoes because the community has restricted the water usage to a minimum level which did not cover the water requirement for the production. This has caused a reduction of his income from the sale of these products. For the reasons mentioned, his economic stability has suffered a disequilibrium, directly affecting the acquisition of the materials and supplies required for the production such as the basic staples needed to feed the day laborers he employs. Thus he needs a loan to buy agricultural supplies, seeds, etc. to be able to return to sowing.
EL SEÑOR BONE, TIENE 30 AÑOS DE EDAD, ES SOLTERO VIVEN EN LA COMUNIDAD DE TAKO TAKO ALTO DE LA PROVINCIA MIZQUE DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE COCHABAMBA, LLEVA UNA VIDA SOLITARIA YA QUE NO TIENE HIJOS COMPARTE SU VIDA CON LOS PARIENTES MÁS CERCANOS COMO SER SU ABUELITA, SU MADRE Y SOBRINOS, QUE LOS COLABORAN EN LA PRODUCCIÓN SEGÚN SUS POSIBILIDADES. TAMBIÉN TIENE UN PROBLEMA DE MAL FORMACIÓN DE HUESO PERONÉ QUE LE IMPIDE CAMINAR CON NORMALIDAD Y TRABAJAR. POR LAS ESCASAS LLUVIAS PRESENTADAS EN LA ANTERIOR GESTIÓN AGRÍCOLA SE HA REDUCIDO EL CAUDAL DE LAS AGUAS SUBTERRÁNEAS EN LA ZONA, DON BONE HA PERDIDO GRAN CANTIDAD DE SU PRODUCCIÓN DE TOMATE YA QUE LA COMUNIDAD HA RESTRINGIDO EL USO DEL AGUA A LO MÍNIMO QUE NO HA CUBIERTO EL REQUERIMIENTO DE AGUA PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN EL CUAL A OCASIONANDO UNA DISMINUCIÓN DE INGRESOS ECONÓMICOS POR VENTA DE ESTOS PRODUCTOS, ES POR ESTOS MOTIVOS MENCIONADOS LA ESTABILIDAD ECONÓMICA HA SUFRIDO UN DESEQUILIBRIO AFECTANDO DIRECTAMENTE EN LA ADQUISICIÓN DE LOS MATERIALES E INSUMOS REQUERIDOS PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN COMO EN LA CANASTA FAMILIAR PARA LA ALIMENTACIÓN DE LOS JORNALEROS QUE EMPLEA. POR ESTO NECESITA UN PRÉSTAMO PARA COMPRAR INSUMOS AGRÍCOLAS, SEMILLAS, ETC. ESTO CON EL MOTIVO DE VOLVER A SEMBRAR.
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.