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Cándida is 59 years old and sells vegetables from a fixed location in the municipal market in Paraguarí. She is married to 65 year old Agustín.

She began working as a salesperson for her parents at age 15, from whom she learned the art of selling. Two years later she became independent and started her own business.

She also raises her own tomatoes and peppers, with the help of her husband, on land that she inherited from her parents.

She is a woman who makes many sacrifices. She travels seven km daily. Her day begins at 4:30 am and she finishes at 3:00 pm.

She needs this loan in order to buy vegetables in the Asunción wholesale market. She has lots of demand this time of year.
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Cándida tiene 59 años, se dedica a la venta de verduras, posee un puesto fijo de venta dentro del mercado municipal de Paraguarí, está casada con Agustín Paredes de 65 años.
Empezó a trabajar a los quince años como vendedora de sus padres, de quién aprendio el arte de las ventas y después de dos años se independizó y habilitó su propio negocio.
Además tiene cultivos de tomate y locote en finca heredada de sus padres con la ayuda de su esposo.
Es una señora muy sacrificada, pues su horario laboral empieza a la 4:30hs. y termina a las 15:00 hs ya que tiene que viajar siete kilometros.
Necesita el crédito para la compra de verduras en general del mercado de abasto de la cuidad de Asunción pues tiene mucha demanda por la temporada.

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $28,140,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,700.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Cándida wholesale vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2010
May 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011