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Filomena works making blankets and scarves out of vicuña wool. She works in her own home, located in the Villa Esperanza neighborhood of the city of La Paz. She lives with her 2 daughters.

This loan will be used to buy vicuña wool. This way she can make more products, allowing her to improve her quality of life.

Filomena's dream is to increase her income.

This is the second time that Filomena has requested a loan with IMPRO, and the second time with KIVA.
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Filomena trabaja como confeccionista de mantas y chalinas de vicuña en su propio domicilio ubicado en la zona Villa Esperanza en la ciudad de El Alto. Vive con sus dos hijas.

El crédito es para comprar lanas de vicuña. Así podrá confeccionar más sus productos y de esta manera mejorar su calidad de vida

El sueño de Filomena, es mejorar sus ingresos.

Es la Segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

Additional Information


IMPRO is a small non-profit organization that has been offering micro credit to the working poor in the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto since 1995. IMPRO’s goal is to fight poverty by offering loans to small business owners who cannot access credit through the regular banking system due to a lack of guarantees or collateral.

To ensure that everyone has access to credit, IMPRO maintains a low interest rate by minimizing operational costs. IMPRO’s partnership with Kiva, which began in 2007, has allowed IMPRO to expand its services while maintaining these low interest rates.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Filomena to buy vicuña wool for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2015