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Señor Pánfilo is 40, married, and has two children who are still in school. Pánfilo is very respected and loved in his neighbourhood. He is dedicated to his work and his family. Some days he has to work as a day labourer on farms in order to earn a few more pesos and provide his family with their daily bread. He also works on his own small plot of land near his home. This year the cold season came on quickly and affected his potato and peanut crops. Because his only source of income is his yearly harvest, Pánfilo does not want to lose his crops. For this reason, he is requesting a loan for the purchase of organic and chemical fertilizers. He knows that these fertilizers will allow his crops to grow normally again. He also tells us that he will take the next opportunity to take out larger loans which will allow him to undertake projects with greater value.
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El señor Pánfilo de 40 años de edad, casado, tiene dos hijos, los cuales aun siguen en la escuela. Pánfilo es una persona muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicado a su trabajo y a su familia, hay días que tiene que trabajar en jornal en la agricultura para ganar algunos pesos demás y así llevar el pan de cada día a su casa, además trabaja en su pequeña parcela que tiene en el lugar donde vive, este año la época de frio se adelanto afectando a la producción de papa y maní, como la única fuente económica son las cosechas de cada año don pánfilo no quiere perder su producción es por eso que está solicitando el crédito para comprar abonos orgánico y químico, el tiene la clara idea que con estos fertilizantes su producción volverá a retomar su normal crecimiento. También declara que en las próximas oportunidades realizara inversiones con créditos mayores que le permitirán emprender negocios con utilidades de mayor valor económico.

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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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,650,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,450 helped Panfilo to buy organic and chemical fertilizer.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 7, 2013