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Sr. Ramon, 43, and his wife, Reina, live in Vallecito, a small town 35 kilometers from the city of Monteagudo. They have a grown son who often helps them with their farming and livestock business. They grow and harvest yellow maize on their farm. They earn extra income by raising and selling pigs and by using a maize-threshing machine that they own to deliver threshing services to other area farmers. Ramon is applying for a loan that he will use to buy animal feed for the pigs that he raises. The investment will provide the family with an extra income.
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El señor Ramón tiene 43 años de edad, vive con su esposa Reina en la comunidad de Vallecito a 35 km. de la ciudad de Monteagudo, tienen un hijo mayor que le colabora en sus actividades que tiene de vez en cuando, Ellos se dedican a la producción y venta de maíz amarillo, también crían y venden cerdos cabañeros, por otra parte cuenta con una maquina trilladora de maíz con la que presta sus servicios en el despicado de maíz especialmente a las comunidades vecinas que se encuentran alrededor. Ramón trabaja arduamente, por las necesidades que tiene, por eso es que está solicitando crédito para comprar alimento balanceado para sus cerdos en crecimiento y cerdas en gestación que tiene. Para así obtener ingresos.

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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
  • 122
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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 $1,450 helped Ramon to buy supplies for his livestock business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2014