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Update on Geronimo

Gerónimo, 49, is married. He was able to complete primary school. He has two dependents in his care, his children. He lives in his own house which is of rustic style. His economic activity is being a laborer; he’s worked for the last three years in a local private dairy farm.

Gerónimo and his wife have expressed a desire for self-improvement while at the same time improving the conditions of their house. To do so, they need to request capital to buy building supplies for the house in order to do the improvements while at the same time improving the quality of life of their dependents.
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El señor Geronimo, es una persona de 49 años de edad de estado civil casado, alcanzo a estudiar la primaria, cuenta con dos dependientes económicos a cargo los cuales son sus pequeños hijos, vive en su propio domicilio de tipo rustico, su actividad económica es de brindar servicios de mano de obra hace tres años atrás en una granja privada de ganados bovinos lecheros de la misma población. Finalmente el señor Geronimo y su esposa manifiestan tener el deseo de poder superarse y al mismo tiempo mejorara la condición de su vivienda, para tal efecto se ven en la necesidad de solicitar capital para compra de materiales de construcción para vivienda, y de tal forma poder mejorar su vivienda y al mismo tiempo también mejorar la calidad de vida de sus dependientes.

Previous Loan Details

Geronimo is a 48 year old man. He is married and has a primary school education. He has financial dependents, which are his small children. He lives in his own home located in the K'ochi neighborhood in the community of Punata. His present finciacial activity is working as a laborer. He has worke... More from Geronimo's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Geronimo to buy building supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013