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Paulino is 31 years old and lives in a rented house in Nueva Generación neighborhood, in the city of Cochabamba, in Chimoré municipality, in Carrasco province. He lives together with his partner Eulalia and their two children.

Paulino works as both a farmer and a day laborer. He is a member of the Antofagasta union. Paulino used to live in Potosí but ten years ago he had to move to Chimoré because he was not making enough income to support his family. He and his wife took a new direction in life, starting again from scratch. Now Paulino has an urban plot of land where he grows pineapples which he harvests once a year. This is one of the ways in which he makes income. He also works as a day laborer, with the same union.

The loan that Paulino is requesting will be used to buy chemical fertilizers for his pineapple crops. This will make him more income and he will be able to help his children complete their education. Paulino dreams of a better future for his children as he himself was unable to finish school. He would like his children to study at university and be able to help people in their area.
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El señor Paulino tiene 31 años de edad él vive en el Barrio Nueva Generación en alquiler de la provincia Carrasco, del Municipio de Chimoré, de la ciudad de Cochabamba. El Sr. Paulino se encuentra en concubinato con la señora Eulalia con la cual tiene 2 hijos, Paulino trabaja como Agricultor y jornalero en el Sindicato Antofagasta. Paulino vivía en Potosí hace como diez años atrás él tuvo que venir a Chimoré porque no tuvo los ingresos suficientes para poder mantener a su familia, el se volvió a levantar y junto a su esposa tomo un nuevo rumbo en su camino empezó de cero, ahora él tiene un lote urbano en los cuales tiene plantaciones de piña y la producción saca una vez al año, es una de las maneras de las que obtienen sus ingresos y de la misma manera él trabaja como jornalero realizando en el mismo sindicato. El préstamo que solicita Paulino es para comprar agroquímicos para poder inducir la piña y de esa manera podrá tener más ingresos y poder ayudar a sus hijos a terminar el colegio. Paulino sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que el no pudo terminar el colegio ni hacer una carrera, pero él quiere que su hijos si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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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
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Paulino to buy chemical fertilizers for his pineapple crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014