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Mrs Elida P. is a 58-year-old widow with two daughters. One of her daughters is married while the other, who is 17 years old, currently lives at home. This daughter is in high school, and Mrs Elida pays for her education. Mrs Elida is a selfless person, who works selling fruits and vegetables from her cart. She goes to Abasto market herself to buy her merchandise and transports it back on the bus. She also has her own small convenience store in her house, which her daughter attends to when she goes out to sell her goods.

Mrs Elida would like to say thank you for the loans she has received from Kiva partner, Fundación Paraguaya. Her business is growing and so is her clientele.

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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
  • 62
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,622,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,050.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Elida to purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2009
May 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010