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Mrs. Cristine C. is 35 years old and is married to Roberto Bordon, 52. They live in their own home. Cristina is an enterprising woman. With some savings she was able to open a business in her house. She sells aromatic candles, incense, natural remedies and various other articles. Thanks to the excellent location of her home, she has made good progress in her business and her earnings. She is able to help her husband with the household expenses and the costs of her son's university studies; he is studying at a private university in the capital at considerable expense to the family.

To continue her good progress, Cristina would like to buy a wider variety of merchandise. She would like to receive a loan of $500 which she will invest in the purchase of the additional items at wholesale prices.

Translated from Spanish by Erin Corcoran, a Kiva volunteer.

La señora Cristina C. tiene 35 años de edad está casada con. Roberto Bordón de 52 años, y viven en una casa propia.
Cristina es una mujer emprendedora, con unos ahorros pudo abrir un negocio en su casa donde se dedica a la venta de velas aromáticas, inciensos, remedios naturales y artículos varios; gracias a la buena ubicación de su local, ella ha podido ir progresando y con sus ganancias puede ayudar a su marido con los gastos de la casa y los estudios de su hijo que vive en la capital pues está estudiando en una Universidad privada que le demanda muchos gastos.

Para seguir progresando ella desea adquirir mayor variedad de mercaderías, por lo que desea adquirir un préstamo de $ 500 que los invertirá en la compra de mercaderías al por mayor.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 136
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  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Cristina buy aromatic candles, handcrafted items, incense, candle holders and aromatic oils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2007
Jul 28, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 30, 2008