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Norberto Alonso
Norberto is a native of the community of San Andrés. He is a humble but very hardworking person, according to references from residents of the community. He has been working in agriculture for more than 18 years and so he has a lot of agricultural experience.He has been doing this activity since he was very young, because financial conditions required him to become independent and go into this activity that today is his main source of income. That is why he only went to primary school. He is married and they have a house located in the community of San Andrés. The loan he is asking for today is to be able to buy materials to grow potatoes so he can take advantage of the planting season and obtain more income. He says that this loan will be a big help with other dreams he has for his family.
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El Sr. Norberto nativo de la Comunidad de San Andrés es una persona de condición muy humilde pero trabajador, según referencias de vecinos de la comunidad; lleva más de 18 años en el rubro de la agricultura por lo que tiene gran experiencia en la agricultura ya que desde muy joven comenta desempeñar esta actividad ya que las condiciones económicas le exigieron independizarse e incursionar en la actividad que hoy en día representa su principal fuente de trabajo, es así que solo curso hasta la primaria; de estado civil casado, cuentan con una vivienda la misma que está ubicada en la Comunidad de San Andrés. El crédito que hoy solicita es para poder comprar insumos para la producción de papa y así poder aprovechar la época de siembra para así poder obtener mayores ingresos indicando que el crédito le será de gran ayuda para poder concretar otros sueños que este tiene para con su familia.

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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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Norberto Alonso to buy potato growing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013