Maria Cristina C. has been married to Francis Aquino for over ten years. Together, they have two sons, who now work abroad. She is a merchant and vendor and owns a food stall and canteen outside her home. She makes sufficient profits to help her cover the household expenses. Maria has been a client of the Foundacion Paraguaya since 2006. She has received loans for the renovation of her home and the purchase of merchandise and has always paid her loan back on time.
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.