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Maria
María T., 50, has been married for 25 years and has two adult children who have formed their own families. Her married daughter lives with her. She has a beauty salon in her home that offers sauna, massage and make-up services. Her daughter is in charge of the massages. She has been in this line of work for a long time now so she has a well-established regular customer base. In addition, as a marketing technique, she offers weekly reduced prices on some of her beauty salon's services. Since her house is ample, she also rents out some of the upstairs bedrooms and she also has a small dining room where she caters meals for some of the area workers. T. is very active in all of her enterprises and she says that she is very careful with her credit obligations because it is through financing that she is able to accomplish so many things.
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La señora María T., de 50 años de edad, está casada hace 25 años tiene 2 hijos mayores que ya formaron familia, su hija casada vive con ella.
Cuenta en su domicilio con un salón de belleza con servicios de saunas, masajes, y maquillajes, su hija es la encargada de la parte de los masajes, está en el ramo hace mucho tiempo por lo que ya tiene una clientela formada, además como campaña de promoción cada semana realiza ofertas de algunos de los servicios que ofrece su Salón de Belleza.
Como la casa es amplia, también tiene rentas de algunos departamentos arriba de su casa, y actualmente tiene un pequeño comedor donde da de comer a algunos trabajadores del lugar.
La señora T. es muy activa en todos sus emprendimientos y dice cuidar mucho de su crédito porque mediante ello puede realizar muchas cosas.

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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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  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 44
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  • $29,537,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,638.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria for improvements to her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2009
Listed
Dec 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010