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Filomena
Filomena, 44, is married to Benigno García and has two children, one 10 years old and the other a newborn. They live in Punata province as a very close family, since they come from low-income families. Thanks to their efforts and dedication to work, they managed to buy land to build the small house where they live now.

Filomena mainly produces fresh milk for further processing in Quesillo so that it can be sold to bakeries in the province. She will use this loan to buy milk cows to increase her production and income. Among other dreams and ideas, Filomena wants to finish building her house and wants her children to pursue professional careers and have a better life.
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La señora Filomena tiene 44 años está casada con el señor Benigno García, tienen 2 hijos pequeños, la mayor tiene 10 años y un hijo recién nacido. Viven en la provincia de Punata, son una familia muy unida ya que los dos provienen de una familia de bajos recursos económicos, pero gracias al esfuerzo y dedicación a su trabajo lograron comprarse un lote de terreno donde construyeron una pequeña casa donde viven actualmente. La principal actividad de la señora Filomena es la producción de la leche cruda, para su posterior elaboración de Quesillo para su venta a las panaderas de la misma provincia y el esposo se dedica al servicio de transporte de pasajeros. El destino del crédito es para la compra de ganado lechero, con lo cual incrementará la producción de la leche y tendrá más ingresos. Entre sus sueños y mentas de la señora Filomena es terminar de construir su casa ya que falta la obra fina y que sus hijos puedan estudiar una carrera profesional para tener un mejor nivel de vida.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,926,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Filomena to buy milk cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2012
Listed
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013