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Cristóbal is 36 years old and married to 31 year old Nancy. The couple has 2 children ages 11 and 8, both attend school. Cristóbal owns 3 hectares of land where he grows all kinds of crops (lettuce, chard, parsley, peppers, tomato and more); in addition he himself is in charge of distributing the products to different parts of the country.

Cristóbal is a self-sacrificing man who grows and sells crops, while his wife is in charge of raising and educating their children. Cristóbal begins his work very early every day, 7 days a week. He learned this work from his father as a small boy. He is very proud of his work because he can count on the support of his family, in addition the business generates good income for him.

He is seeking a loan to buy items such as: seeds, insecticides, chemicals, landscaping fabric, etc. which are used in growing the crops.
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Cristóbal tiene 36 años, está casado con Nancy de de 31 años de edad. El matrimonio tiene dos hijos de 11 y 8 años, ambos van a la escuela. Cristóbal posee un terreno de 3 has. en el cual cultiva todos tipo de hortalizas (lechugas, acelga, perejil, locote, tomate, entre otros); además el mismo se encarga de repartir sus productos a diferentes puntos del país.
Cristóbal es un sacrificado hombre que se dedica al cultivo y venta de hortalizas, mientras que su esposa se encarga de criar y educar a sus hijos. Cristóbal empieza con sus actividades desde muy temprano todos los días de lunes a lunes oficio que aprendió de sus padre desde muy pequeño, está muy orgulloso de su trabajo por que cuenta con el apoyo de su familia, además el negocio le genera muy buenos resultados.
En esta oportunidad solicita el préstamo para la compra de insumos como: semillas, insecticidas, químicos, media sombra, etc. que son empleados en las cosechas.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,040.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Cristobal buy materials to raise crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2009
May 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010