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Update on Filemon

Filemón, 36, lives with Simona. The family works in agriculture which is their source of income; they grow potatoes, lima beans, oca [a tuber]. They rotate their crops in a 1.5 hectare parcel of farmland he inherited from his parents and part of it of his own. They have quite a bit of experience managing crops, fertilizing them, harvesting and merchandising. They live in the community of Cotani Bajo Churú, 48 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba. Filemón needed money to buy building materials (brick, cement and roofing tiles, among others). Their house is very precarious and Filemón comments that now he will build and have a new, comfortable house with all basic services.
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El señor Filemón tiene 36 años de edad conviviente con la Sra. Simona la familia se dedican a la agricultura que es la fuente de sus ingresos económicos producen papa, haba, oca con la práctica de rotación de cultivos en terreno de 1,5 Has que es herencia de su padres, una parte propia, tienen bastante experiencia en cuanto manejo de los cultivos, tratamientos fitosanitarios, cosecha y mercadeo, ellos viven en la comunidad de Cotani Bajo Churú a 48 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, don Filemón necesitaba dinero para comprar material de construcción (ladrillo, cemento y teja y otros) la vivienda que tienen es muy precaria, Don Filemón nos comenta que ahora construirá y tendrá una vivienda nueva y cómoda con los servicios básicos.

Previous Loan Details

Mr. Filemón H. M., 34, has lived together with Mrs. Simona Flores Villarroel for over 12 years. They have two minor, dependent children who are in primary school at the rural school in the community. His main activity is potato, oca (an Andean tuber) and lima bean farming on a 2 hectare fie... More from Filemon's previous loan »

Additional Information


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.

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About Bolivia

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Filemon to buy building materials and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Filemon. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2010. Learn More