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Saturnina is a 52 year old woman who strives. She has been married for thirty years to Daniel who is 57 years old. Five children were born from their union, all of whom are married adults who live independently.

Saturnina comments that she was able to study only up until the second year of high school, the same as her husband, due to financial reasons. She was forced to work from a young age for the same reason. Her husband is a construction worked and has been dedicated to that work for approximately twenty years. Saturnina worked solely has a homemaker up until six years ago when she decided to start a small shop in her own home.

Today, she is proud that her shop is well stocked and generates good earnings. She has a new project which is to start an ice cream shop, with the aim to grow her business. At this time, she is requesting a loan for the purchase of merchandise such as flour, sugar, rice, noodles, baked goods, etc. with which she may better stock her business.
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Saturnina es una luchadora mujer de 52 años de edad. Está casada hace 30 años con Daniel que tiene 57 años de edad. De la unión de ambos nacieron 5 hijos, todos son mayores de edad, están casados y viven en forma independiente.

Saturnina comenta que solamente pudo cursar hasta el segundo año de la secundaria, al igual que su esposo, por motivos económicos y que se vio forzada a trabajar desde muy joven también por la misma razón. Su esposo es constructor de obras y se dedica a tal actividad desde hace 20 años aproximadamente. Saturnina se desempeñaba únicamente como ama de casa hasta que hace 6 años decidió montar una pequeña despensa en su propio hogar.

Hoy día, cuenta orgullosa, que la misma está bien surtida y le genera muy buenas ganancias. Tiene como proyecto montar alguna vez una heladería con el fin de ampliar su negocio. En esta oportunidad solicita un préstamo para la compra de mercaderías como: harina, azúcar, arroz, fideo, panificados, etc. con las cuales surtir mejor su negocio.

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About Fundación Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,479,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,035.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Saturnina purchase flour, sugar, rice, noodles, baked goods, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2009
May 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010