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Benjamin is 46 years old and is very well known as a carpenter in the Villarrica area. He works making doors, windows, frames, and a variety of furniture. He began doing this more than five years ago, with the help of his wife. He works with his son, 20 year old Walter Gustavo. He owns the carpentry business and runs it from his home in the city of Villarrica, in the department of Guairá.

He is requesting this loan to buy raw materials, especially wood and supplies such as nails and sandpaper. He also wants to take advantage of an offer available with regard to the wood, and with these materials and tools he will be able to improve the quality of his products and so increase his income.

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El señor Benjamin C. A. de 46 años de edad es de profesión carpintero muy conocido en la zona de Villarrica, se dedica a la preparación de puertas, ventanas, marcos y variedades de muebles. Empezó hace mas de 5 años con la ayuda de su señora, trabaja con su hijo Walter Gustavo C. de 20 años de edad, la carpintería es de su popiedad y lo tiene en su domicilio ubicado en la ciudad de Villarrica departamento del Guairá.

Solicita el préstamo para la compra de materia prima, especialmnte madera e insumos como clavo, lijas, además quiere aprovechar una oferta en la zona en cuanto a la madera y con estos materiales y herramientas podrá mejorar la calidad de sus productos y así incrementar sus ingresos.

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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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,709.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benjamin to buy raw materials (wood), supplied (nails), and tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011