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Filemon is 54 years old and lives in the town of Chimore, in the province of Carrasco and the city of Cochabamba. He is married to Graciela, and they have two children. Filemon is working in the sales of natural medicine, growing plantains, chicken sales, and the sales of citrus fruits. Meanwhile, his spouse sells groceries. He didn't have enough income to support his family, so he went to his spouse and they decided they could try again and together they set a new course for their life's path and started over from zero.

The loan that Filemon is asking for is for the construction of a shed for raising pigs and to buy a water pump, and in this way he will make a profit and be able to help his children to finish their schooling. He dreams of a better future for his children, since he was never able to finish advanced schooling, but he hopes that his children will finish their schooling and be able to help people in their neighborhood.
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El sr. Filemon tiene 54 años de edad él vive en la población de chimore, de la provincia carrasco, de la ciudad de Cochabamba, él se encuentra casado con la sra. Graciela con la cual tiene 2 hijos, Filemon se dedica ala venta de medicina natural, producción de plátano, venta de pollos, venta de cítricos y su esposa a la venta de Abarrotes no tuvo ingresos suficientes para poder mantener a su familia, él se volvió a levantar junto a su esposa tomo un nuevo rumbo en su camino empezó de cero. El préstamo que solicita Filemon es para la construcción de tinglado para granja de porcinos y compra de bomba de agua y de esa manera podrá tener más ingresos y poder ayudar a sus hijos a terminar alguna carrera sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que el no pudo terminar una carrera, pero él quiere que sus hijos si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Filemon to build a shed for his farm and to buy a water pump.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014