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Celia
Celia is 21 and is single without children. She lives in the Kennedy neighborhood, which is located 2 kilometers from the city of Caacupé. Celia is a young businesswoman who started her business one year ago with her brother, who is a professional baker. They rent their location since they don't have enough resources to have their own due to the high costs involved. She manages the business and also packs their finished products for their later sale. They use delivery vehicles to make their sales, which they pay for with a percentage of the sales they make. Her brother makes their products.

When they started their business, Celia says it was difficult because they didn't have any capital. Their first investments were made thanks to their savings and help from their parents. Celia, along with her brother, who is always attending to their business, are getting ahead. Their goal is to have their own location. She says she is very happy with the help that Fundación Paraguaya has offered them through their credits and the confidence that they have in her. She uses the credits to purchase supplies (flour, egges, anise, yeast, butter, etc.).
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Celia tiene 21 años, es soltera sin hijos, y vive en el Barrio Kennedy, cual es situada a 2 kilómetros de la ciudad de Caacupé. Celia es una joven emprendedora que empezó el negocio hace un año atrás junto con su hermano que es de profesión panadero.

El local de la panadería es alquilada ya que no tienen recursos sufiente para montar un local propio por el alto costo.

Ella se encarga de la administración y también en el empaque de los productos realizados (panificados en general) para su posterior venta que también lo realiza con vehículos pagados con porcentaje según venta, mientras que su hermano se encarga de la producción. Al inicio comenta, que fue muy duro y difícil iniciar este negocio ya que no contaba con capital, y las primeras inversiones realizadas fueron gracias a sus ahorros y con la ayuda de sus padres quienes les facilitaron el capital.

Celia con el acompañamiento de su hermano, quien esta con ella en todo momento para atender el negocio, hoy día están saliendo adelante. Su meta es la de tener un local propio.

Ella comenta que esta muy contenta con la ayuda que le brinda la Fundación Paraguaya con los créditos que le han otorgado y por la confianza que depositan en ella al concederle los créditos para la compra de materia prima (Harina, Huevo, Anís, Levadura, Manteca Vegetal, etc.)

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,502,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,080.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Celia to purchase flour and butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 4, 2009
Listed
May 31, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010