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Sra. Rossana Báez is 32 years old and has been married to Sr. Cristhian Palacios for 4 years. They have a young son who is 16 months old.

Prior to having her own business, Sra. Rossana worked for her father who operated a driving school. There she worked as a secretary and also as a driving instructor. Later she was given the chance to work abroad and decided to travel with her husband in search of better financial opportunites.

When they returned to their own country, and in light of having a baby boy, Sra. Rossana chose to open a grocery store. She added on a miniature soccer field (fútbol 5) and electronic games, which are managed by her husband.

She believes that her business will continue to grow with the help of her loan. She will be able to buy goods at a lower cost and then charge lower prices to her customers.

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La Sra. Rossana Báez de 32 años de edad, esta casada con el sr Cristhian Palacios hace 4 años tienen un hijo de 1 año y 4 meses.
Cuenta que antes de tener su negocio, ella trabajaba con su padre quien tenia una escuela de conducción, se desempeñaba allí como secretaria e instructora de la escuela, Más adelante recibió una propuesta de trabajo al exterior y decidió viajar con su esposo en busca de mejoras económicas.
Mas adelante decidieron volver a nuestro país y en vista de tener un hijo chico optaron por abrir una Despensa con venta de comestibles, al cual le anexaron una cancha de fútbol 5 (soccer 5), y también juegos electrónicos, que es atendido por su esposo.
Piensa que con la ayuda del crédito seguirá creciendo, porque le permitirá acceder a mejores precios en la compra de sus mercaderías que le ayudará a tener mejores precios también.

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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
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,960.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Rossana purchase consumer goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010