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Carlos is 26 years old, and works as a traveling vendor. Carlos is single, and lives with his mother, whom he takes care of. From a very young age, Carlos felt the importance of the responsibility of maintaining the household.

Carlos sells different items, such as clothes, shoes, and household goods, amongst other things. He gained his knowledge from his father, who died in a car accident 9 years ago.

Carlos sells his goods from door-to-door, and travels many kilometers everyday on his motorbike. He can count on a stable clientele, due to his variety of products, good prices, and ease of payment. A cousin also works with Carlos, who receives a commission for his sales. Carlos is requesting a loan in order to purchase more merchandise.
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Carlos tiene 26 años de edad, su actividad principal es el macate que significa vender artículos en forma ambulante, es soltero vive con su madre quien esta a su cuidado, desde muy joven se manifestó en él sentido de responsabilidad y de compromiso para mantener su hogar.
Carlos se dedica a la venta ambulante de distintos tipos de mercaderías como ropas, calzados, artículos para el hogar, entre otros. Este oficio lo y conocimiento lo heredó de su padre, quien falleció en un accidente vehicular hace nueve años.
Realiza las ventas de sus mercaderías casa por casa en su moto recorriendo varios kilómetros diarios, cuenta con clientela formada por la variedad de sus productos, con precios muy accesibles y facilidad de los pagos.
Trabaja con él un primo a quien le paga comisión por las ventas realizadas.
Necesita el crédito para la compra de mercaderías.

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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
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,015.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Carlos to purchase merchandise for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2009
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010