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Andrés is 42 years old. He is married and in charge of 4 children, 2 of which appear with him in the picture. Every day, his children need to travel to the remote town of Mizque (~15 miles away) to attend school, far from where they live and earn a livelihood. Attending school implies additional expenses and sacrifices, which add up to the harvest losses and low yields Andrés has had due to an extended drought. Besides requiring agricultural supplies, the school year just begun and there is the need to purchase school supplies. The household's finances are thus unbalanced; therefore Andrés and his wife have decided to request this loan in order to purchase onion seeds, organic fertilizer and chemicals to improve output, taking care of priority needs and solve some financial problems. He also plans to grow a larger quantity of produce now, compared to previous years, so he can obtain a greater income through diversification.
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Don Andrés es una persona de 42 años de edad, casado, tiene a su cargo 4 hijos dependientes (en la foto con 2 de sus hijos) que se trasladan para recibir educación todos los días hasta las unidades educativas del poblado de mizque distante a 7 km de donde viven y hacen la actividad económica, el cual deriva en gastos y sacrificio en la asistencia a la educación, por problemas de rangos prolongados de sequía don Andrés a perdido gran parte de sus cultivos teniendo un rendimiento bajo ahora que las clases han empezado la compra de material escolar más los otros requerimientos para la producción han ocasionado un desequilibrio en la economía por tanto don Andrés y su esposa han decidido solicitar este préstamo para compra de semilla de cebolla, abono org{anico y agroqu{imicos para mejorar su producción, y poder cubrir las necesidades prioritarias y enmendar los problemas económicos, también se han propuesto cultivar en mayor proporción en relación a los anteriores campañas agrícolas y obtener mayores ingresos con la diversificación de los cultivos.

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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
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Andres to purchase onion seeds, organic fertilizer and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014