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José
José, aged 43, is married to Arminda González who is a housewife. They have three children, two of them are already self-employed and the youngest attends elementary school.


José inherited his profession from his father who was a carpenter. More than 25 years ago, he launched his own workshop when he realized his need for a larger income. José has many customers because of the high quality of his furniture and his competitive prices within the local market.


Thanks to José's perseverance he was able to send two of his children to school until they completed their high school education. He will use the loan to buy a much needed motorbike to travel to his customers, since he performs carpentry work also at their homes. Moreover, he will need the motorbike to transport finished goods to his customers and save time.

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José tiene 43 años está casado con la señora Arminda González quien es ama de casa, tienen tres hijos, dos de ellos ya trabajan por cuenta propia y el tercero se encuentra cursando la primaria.

José heredó la profesión de su padre quién se dedicaba a la carpintería, hace mas de 25 años emprendió su negocio por cuenta propia viendo la necesidad de obtener mayores ingresos, cuenta con numerosa clientela por la buena calidad de sus trabajos y el bajo costo dentro del mercado local.

Gracias a su constancia logró que dos de sus hijos ya culminen sus estudios secundarios. Pretende utilizar el crédito para la compra de una moto que le sería de mucha utilidad para trasladarse a las casas de sus clientes por que también realiza trabajos a domicilios.
El crédito fue solicitado para la compra de una moto el cual será importante herramienta de trabajo para el traslado de los mercaderías hasta los clientes y ademas de ahorrar tiempo.

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $27,639,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,792.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped José to buy a motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2009
Listed
Dec 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2011