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Blanca V. is 43 years old and happily married for 20 years to Lucio Gonzalez. Lucio is an agricultural engineer. They have four children, 19, 15, 10 and 6 years old who all attend school.

Blanca is a retired teacher, and these days she has a store which she started in 2006. It is strategically located in the municipal market in the city of Caaguazu, where she has an established customer base. The income from this helps her husband with the education of their children so that they can all finish school and get degrees.

The loan she is requesting is to buy merchandise for her store, such as hoes, thermoses, sawdust, brooms and cement. With this she will be able to expand her stock of merchandise, and offer her customers better service and better quality.

La Sra. Blanca V. de 43 años de edad, está felizmente casada, desde hace 20 años con el Sr. Lucio Gonzalez de 44 años de edad, es Ingeniero Agrónomo y se encuentra ejerciendo tal profesión, tienen 4 hijos de 19, 15, 10 y 6 años respectivamente, quienes estan estudiando.

Doña Blanca es profesora jubilada y actualmente se encuentra al frente de una ferreteria que se había iniciado en el año 2006, dicha ferreteria se encuentra estratégicamente ubicada en el Mercado Municipal de la ciudad de Caaguazú, donde ya cuenta con su clientela bien formada, lo el ingreso que obtiene ayuda a su esposo para la educacion de sus hijos para que todos puedan obtener un titulo universitario

El crédito que solicita es para la compra de mercaderias, táles como: Azadas, termos, hojas de sierra, escoba de jardín y cemento. De este modo aumentará su stock de mercaderias y ofrecerá a sus clientes un mejor servicio con mayor calidad.

Translated by Kiva volunteer, Emily Charnes

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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
  • 57
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Blanca to buy merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2007
Sep 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 8, 2008