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Roberto is 23 years old and lives with his partner. He has 2 children who he feeds and cares for, and supports in their education. Roberto only received elementary school education due to his parents' limited economic means and therefore was unable to complete higher education. After leaving school, he began working, harvesting citrus fruit, pineapple, bananas, etc. This is were he met his partner, when they were both young.

Currently, Roberto works as a moto-taxi driver. With his savings, he has purchased an urban lot in the same area where his house is, which he bought 4 years ago. However, in the tropical climate of Cochabamba, buildings don't last long due to the rains, and so Roberto is requesting a loan to make repairs to his house, which will allow him to give his family a good quality and long-lasting home, and improve their quality of life.
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Roberto tiene 23 años de edad vive en concubinato, tiene 2 hijos a los que cuida, apoya en su educación y alimentación, el señor Roberto tuvo una educación solo hasta el nivel primaria, esto a consecuencia de la falta de recursos económicos de sus padres, por lo que no pudo realizar estudios superiores, desde entonces el empezó a trabajar en las cosechas de cítricos, piña, plátano etc. donde conoció a su pareja ellos eran jóvenes, actualmente el señor Roberto trabaja de moto taxi , con sus ahorros se compraron su lote urbano en la misma población donde tienen su casita hace 4 años atrás, pero en el en trópico de Cochabamba las construcciones no tienen mucha duración por la lluvias factores climatológicos, por lo cual el señor solicita un crédito para la refacción de su casita y así dar un techo bueno y duradero a su familia y poder mejorar su nivel de vida.

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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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,682,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Roberto to make repairs to his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014