Mr. Lucio G., 54 years old, lives in the neighborhood of Tajy Loma in the city of Carapeguá where he is a traveling merchant with more than 10 years of experience selling blankets. He is married to Ms. Sonia Santacruz, who weaves the blankets.
Ms. Santacruz weaves the blankets according to the orders she receives.
Mr. G. comments that he has more than 200 formal clients, thanks to his good quality products, and because weekly he conducts his sales in the Nemby and Villarrica zones.
Due to the great quantity of orders, he has asked for a loan to buy different types and colors of thread to make more blankets, which he can then sell.
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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.