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José
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Señor Jose M. lives in Carapegua. He is married to Señora Ana Caballero, and they have 4 children. Two of them are police officers, one is a math teacher and the youngest is going to college. Señora Ana is a housewife, and Señor Jose is a travelling salesman who sells handcrafts. He has been able to put his children through college doing this job.


Even with these difficult times they went through, Jose has been able to provide for his family. His sales are great, and there is a high demand for the products he sells which are all types of blankets, bedding, clothes such as pants, etc. Aside from his sales, Jose is also a security guard at the local university. He is a security guard during the week, and he's a salesman during the weekend.


His friends and neighbors respect him for his hard work and dedication. Jose wishes to borrow $600 to purchase more merchandise such as blankets, pants and shirts, etc.



Translated from Spanish by Carolina Zelaya-Kronlund, Kiva Volunteer.




El señor José M., vive en Carapeguá, está casado con la señora Ana Caballero y tienen cuatro hijos, de los cuales dos son oficiales de policía, una es profesora de matemáticas y la última sigue estudiando en la universidad. Su esposa es ama de casa y el señor José es vendedor ambulante de artesanías; con este trabajo ha logrado hacer estudiar a sus hijos que hoy día ya son profesionales.

A pesar de las diferentes dificultades que pasaron durante estos tiempos, José ha podido sacar adelante a su familia. Sus ventas son muy buenas, y hay bastante demanda de los productos que ofrece, entre ellos podemos citar frazadas, mantas, cubre camas, pantalones, etc. Además de sus ventas, José, ha conseguido un trabajo como guardia de seguridad en una universidad local, por lo que entre semana trabaja como guardia y sus ventas las realiza los fines de semana.

Sus amigos y vecinos lo respetan y admiran mucho por su gran espíritu emprendedor. José desea un crédito de $ 600 para invertirlos en la compra de más mercaderías como frazadas, pantalones y camisas para la venta.

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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
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  • $31,646,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped José to purchase woollen blankets, shirts and pants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 11, 2007
Listed
Aug 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 28, 2008