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Estela P. is 33 years old and has been married to Ever Cristaldo, who is 37 years old, for 14 years. They have two sons, 16 and 8 years old, both of whom are in school.

Estela started her business 4 years ago with a small amount of capital that her husband gave her, which he had saved up from his business in manufacturing furniture. Estela began to buy used clothes and re-sell them, and now has a clothing shop.

She wants her business to keep growing, and to increase her income. Her dream is to allow her children to go to university and grow up to be successful and well educated. She will use this loan to buy pants, shorts, shoes, blouses, children’s clothes, shirts, and shoes, in order to increase the variety in her store and satisfy her customers' demand.

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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
  • 112
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,775.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Estela merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010