Héctor O., a 47-year-old native of the city of Roque González, has been married for 23 years to Petrona Fleitas, who is 50 years old. They have five children; their two youngest are in school and their three oldest are professionals.
Twenty years ago with help from Petrona, Héctor started his own small store in his home. At the same time he was studying to finish his teaching degree. Now, aside from his business, Hector receives a wage that helps him attain a higher household income.
Thanks to the great location of his business, his store is usually very busy with customers. He would like more capital to buy more products so that he can satisfy the needs of his clientele. He came to Fundacion Paraguaya to ask for a loan so he can buy flour, rice, noodles, bread products, dairy products, meat and other necessary products.
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.