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Filomena has three children and lives in the Alto Pampahasi zone located thirty minutes from the center of the city in her parents’ house. She sells ground chili, cooked corn kernels, dehydrated potato and soaked dehydrated potato and others like eggs and cheese. She has a stand in the local market where she goes to sell every day.

Her older children are school aged and the youngest one stays with her at her sales stand. Filomena hopes to save up enough to buy her own house some day.

On this occasion, Filomena requests the loan of money to increase her working capital. She will buy chili, corn kernels and dehydrated potatoes at wholesale to warehouse and gradually take it out to cook and soak for subsequent resale. Filomena is very hardworking and feels grateful toward the institution for the support provided.
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La señora Filomena tiene tres hijos y vive en la zona de alto Pampahasi que esta ubicado a treinta minutos del centro de la ciudad en la casa de sus padres. Ella se dedica a la venta de ají molido, mote cocido, chuño y tunta remojados y otros como ser huevos criollos y quesos, tiene un puesto de venta en el mercado de la zona donde sale a vender todos los días. Sus hijos mayores se encuentran en edad escolar y el menor se queda con ella en su puesto de venta. Filomena anhela poder ahorrar lo suficiente para algún día poder comprar una casa propia. En esta oportunidad filomena solicita el préstamo de dinero para el aumento de su capital de trabajo con la compra de ají, mote y tunta por mayor para poder almacenar y así sacar de poco para hacer coser o remojar para su posterior venta, La Sra. Filomena es muy trabajadora y se siente agradecido con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Filomena to buy ground chili, corn kernels and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012