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Juan is married and has 4 children. He is from a town called Melga, but came to the tropics of Cochabamba looking for better opportunities for his life. In Melga, production from potato farming was reduced dramatically due to changes in the climate (which are difficult to control). For this reason, he decided to leave everything behind and go to the tropics.

Over time, with a lot of work and effort, he bought some farmland. He now works farming pineapple. The loan that he is seeking is for building a house and will allow him to improve his quality of life. He is striving for these goals together with the support of his wife, who helps him every day with his work.
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El señor Juan es casado, tienen cuatro hijos, radica en el trópico de Cochabamba, vino de su comunidad llamada Melga buscando una mejor oportunidad de vida. En su comunidad la producción de papa bajo, debido a los cambios climatológicos, los cuales son difíciles de controlar, por lo que decidió erradicar al trópico, con el trascurso del tiempo, con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo se compro su lote agrícola, hoy en día se dedica a la producción de piña. El crédito que está solicitando es para la construcción de vivienda, para así poder mejorar su nivel de vida, todo estos objetivos lo consigue junto al apoyo de su esposa quien día a día le colabora en sus actividades.

Additional Information


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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Juan build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014