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Felipa is a 53-year-old-woman. She makes her living packaging and retailing french fries which are sold to vendors in popular markets in the city where she lives. Felipa is married, her husband is already advanced in age so he receives retirement income, but such income is not enough for the high cost of medications he takes. She does not have children who are dependent on them, given that they are all already married or in another apartment and they forgot about their parents.

Felipa is a woman with motivation to get ahead and with much love towards her husband. This is demonstrated by the great sacrifice that she makes to be able to buy the medicine. The purpose of the current loan is to be able to buy more supplies and to be able able to generate more income for the good of she and her husband.
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La señora Felipa es una señora de 53 años de edad, se dedica a la preparación envasado y venta al por menor de papas fritas las cuales son entregadas a vendedoras de mercados populares de la ciudad donde vive; la señora Felipa está casada, el esposo ya es de avanzada edad el cual recibe un ingreso por jubilación pero no le alcanza dicho ingreso por los elevados costos de los medicamentos que él toma, no tiene hijos dependientes de ellos, dado que ya todos están casados o en otro departamento y se olvidaron de ellos, la señora Felipa es una señora con ganas de superación y con mucho amor hacia su esposo esto es demostrado por el gran sacrificio que hace para poder comprar los medicamentos, el motivo del presente crédito es para poder comprar más insumos y hace poder generar más ingresos para el bien de ella y su esposo.

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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.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Felipa to buy potatoes to make french fries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015