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Catalina
Catalina O. de Santacruz is 52 and married to Arnaldo Santacruz, 53. She lives in her house with her husband and their three children, who are single and still studying for their college degrees.

Catalina is a retired teacher. When she stopped teaching, she felt like she needed to start a business since she had a strong desire to keep working. She opened a mini-market in her house with the help of her husband, who had experience with sales since he had earned his living selling fruits and vegetables. Nowadays the store is self-service with lots of customers, and her children work there, too, to earn money to pay for their studies.

Catalina is seeking a loan at this time to buy flour, sugar, cheeses, dairy products, and starch to increase her stock for the holidays, when demand will be high.
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La Sra Catalina O. de Santacruz tiene 52 años de edad esta casada con el señor Arnaldo Santacruz de 53 años de edad.

Cuenta que vive en su casa con su esposo y sus tres hijos todos solteros que siguen estudiando distintas carreras Universitarias. La señora es profesora jubilada, cuando dejo de asistir a la escuela sintió la necesidad de emprender algún negocio ya que ella se siente con muchas fuerzas de seguir trabajando.

Es asi que empezo con una despensa en su domicilio con la ayuda de su esposo que tenia experiencias en ventas ya que se dedicaba a la venta de frutas y hortalizas.

Hoy en dia el negocio es un Autoservis con mucha clientela donde trabaja tambien sus hijos que reciben una remuneración para poder costear sus estudios.

En esta oportunidad solicita un crédito para la compra de harina,azucar,quesos, lacteos, almidón para de esa forma aumentar su stok de estos productos en estas fechas Santas que tendrán mucha demanda.

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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
  • 99
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,964,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,040.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Catalina to buy flour, corn, sugar, cheeses, dairy products, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2009
Listed
May 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010