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Señor Seferino is 43 years old and lives with his wife Santusa. His home is located in the community of Vallecito, 35 km from the city of Monteagudo. They make a living raising and selling pigs for livestock from the small hut that they have. They also produce corn for their own consumption, as well as for that of their pigs. On the other hand, he gets income through bricklaying jobs that he does in the community and neighboring community.

They both work hard to cover the expenses of food, clothing, tools, and education for their children who are in school. This is why they are asking for a loan to buy barbed wire, to pay for shredded wood framing, and to buy three pigs for livestock. This way his livestock can be in a safer place.
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El señor Seferino tiene 43 años, vive con su esposa Santusa, su domicilio está ubicado en la comunidad de Vallecito, a 35 km. de la ciudad de Monteagudo. Ellos se dedican a la cría y venta de cerdos cabañeros en su pequeña mini cabaña que tienen, también producen maíz para consumo de ellos como de sus cerdos, por otra parte obtiene ingresos por trabajos de albañil que el realiza en la comunidad y comunidades vecinas. Ambos trabajan arduamente para cubrir gastos de alimentación, ropa, útiles y estudios de sus hijos que se encuentran estudiando en la escuela, es por eso que están solicitando crédito para compra de alambre de púas y pago de rallado de postes de madera y compra de 3 cerdas cabañeras, así para que su ganado pueda estar en un lugar más seguro.

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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
  • 124
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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 Seferino to buy supplies for fencing in his pigs, and to buy three pigs for livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015