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Nicolas is 43 years old and in a civil union. He reached primary school and has four economically dependent children. He lives in his own rustic style home that he constructed with local material and clay. His home is located in the community of Tíraque.

He works in agriculture where he produces agricultural products. He produces 150 loads of potatoes, 40 loads of oca, and 17 loads of oats, and all these agricultural products are cultivated on an area of 3.5 hectares.

These count on irrigation because of flooding. With that understanding, he is forced to apply for operating capital to buy potato seeds and organic fertilizer. In this way, he can better his income in the future and at the same time, better the lives of his economic dependents.
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El señor Nicolas, es una persona de 43 años de edad, de estado civil casado, alcanzo a estudiar la primaria, cuenta con cuatro dependientes económicos a cargo los cuales son sus pequeños hijos, vive en su propio domicilio de tipo rustico construido con material local revocado con barro, que se halla situado en la comunidad de Tíraque, su actividad económica es la agrícola en tal sentido produce los siguientes productos agrícolas; como ser papa 150 cargas, oca 40 cargas y también avena 17 carmas, todos los productos agrícolas son cultivados en una superficie de 3,5 Has. lo cuales cuentan con riego y que es aplicado pro inundación, en ese entendido el señor Nicolas se ve obligado a solicitar capital de operación para poder comprar semilla de papa y abono orgánico, de esa manera en el futuro mejorarán sus ingresos y al mismo tiempo de sus dependientes económicos.

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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
  • 144
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  • $36,376,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Nicolas to buy potato plants and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 1, 2014