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Mr. Carlos, who is 38 years old, lives together with his parents. His is a humble family with scarce economic resources. They live in the community of Kurumayu, in the municipality of Mizque, in the region of Cochabamba. He works in agriculture and livestock, and grows onions, beans and potatoes. He sells them to the businesses within the Mizque population.

Mr. Carlos is a well-respected person in his community, because he is so dedicated to his work and because he is responsible for feeding and educating his family. They have a home with adobe walls, a hollow-reed roof, and a dirt floor. This type of housing must be readied every year for the rainy season.

Mr. Carlos is asking for this particular loan in order to buy seeds, fertilizers and other agrochemicals, as well as to improve the condition of his family's home.
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Don Carlos, tiene 38 años de edad, su familia está compuesta por tres miembros el y los dos padres, es una familia humilde de escasos recursos económicos, viven en la comunidad de Kurumayu del municipio de Mizque, del departamento de Cochabamba. Trabaja en la agricultura y la pecuaria, produce cebolla, frejol y papa; los comercializa en el mismo lugar donde vive a los comerciantes de la misma población de Mizque. Don Carlos es una persona muy respetada en su comunidad, por la dedicación a su trabajo y por ser el responsable de la alimentación y la educación de su familia. Tienen una vivienda de paredes de adobe, techo de cañaweca y revoque de barro, esta clase de vivienda cada año antes de las lluvias hay que hacer el revoque, Don Carlos, está solicitando el presente crédito para comprar semillas, abonos y agroquímicos y mejorar las condiciones de vida de toda 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Carlos to buy seeds, fertilizers and agrochemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015