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Amelia
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Amelia is 37 years old and happily married with 3 children. Her husband, Mr. Parciano A., is 40 years old and contributes to the family's income. Amelia tell us that her life revolves around her family's happiness and her children's well-being. Her oldest son is in primary school. Her second son was born with a mental handicap for which he recieves treatment at an institution of rehabilitation in the capital (2 hours from the city where Amelia lives). Amelia takes him to his treatment weekly, no matter what the weather. Even with that burden, Amelia and her husband's love motivated them to adopt a little girl who had been abandoned by her biological mother.

SInce the family was growing and her son's illness was adding to the family's expenses, Amelia decided to help her husband with the household income. She opened a business selling men's and women's clothing in the Municipal Market in Carapeguá, and went along growing her business, thanks to the loans she received.

Fifteen years have passed since she opened her business, and Amelia is eager to continue expanding her business so that she can increase her earnings. She is applying for a loan which she will invest in the purchase of children's winter clothing; there is a lot of demand for these products in the market. She has shown herself to be an enterprising person who is willing to do all she needs to to improve her quality of life. She considers the loan an essential tool if she is to grow her business sufficiently to proviD. for her children's education, which is her priority.

Translated from Spanish by Erin Corcoran, Kiva volunteer.

La Sra. Amelia tiene 37 años, está felizmente casada y tiene 3 hijos. Su marido, el Sr. Parciano A. tiene 40 años, es empleado D. una fábrica D. la cuidad y aporta a los ingresos familiares.
Amelia nos cuenta que su vida gira en torno a la felicidad D. su familia y el bienestar D. sus hijos; su hijo mayor va a la escuela primaria, su segundo hijo nació con retraso mental por lo cual realiza un tratamiento en un instituto D. rehabilitación en la capital (a dos horas D. la ciudad donD. vive) y lo lleva una vez por semana, haga frio o calor; aun así el inmenso amor D. ella y su marido los llevo a adoptar una niña pequeña que fue abandonada por su madre biológica.


Debido a que la familia fue agrandándose, y la enfermedad D. su hijo demanda muchos gastos, Amelia, decidió ayudar a su esposo con los ingresos D. la casa, abrió un negocio D. ventas D. ropas para damas y caballeros en el Mercado Municipal D. Carapeguá, y fue creciendo gracias a los créditos que obtuvo.

Ya van 15 años desD. que abrió su negocio, y está deseosa D. seguir expandiéndose para aumentar sus ganancias; para ello desea solicitar un crédito, que lo invertirá en la compra D. ropas para niños y D. invierno pues tienen bastante demanda en el mercado; ella demuestra que es una gran persona dispuesta a seguir luchando para lograr aumentar su nivel D. vida y considera al crédito como herramienta fundamental para que su negocio crezca D. manera a asegurar la educación D. sus hijos que es su prioridad.

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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
  • 126
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Amelia buy winter clothing for children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2007
Listed
Jul 14, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 2, 2008