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Juan Ramón
Juan Ramon is a merchant, 60 years old, and has been married to Amada for 35 years. They have 12 children, of whom 7 are female and 5 male. Almost all are married or living with partners now. Just 3 children still live with them; the youngest is 13 and still in school. They have lived in their own home in the city of Villa Elisa for 13 years.

The couple emigrated from the city of Caazapa where they had performed agricultural work, while raising livestock and chickens. This was done with all their family. Upon arrival in the city, they purchased property in San Antonio district, and rehabilitated a store where they could sell all types of merchandise and products in bulk.

Juan Ramon enjoys commerce because it permits him to be in contact with the people of his barrio and also, to know clients in the areas that supply the merchandise. He says that he includes his children in the business because it is the best way to make them independent and to continue growing. As a result, many of them now have stores of their own.

The loan he is taking out will be a great help, allowing him to acquire merchandise in larger quantities at lower prices, including rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, and other items.
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El señor Juan Ramón es un comerciante de 60 años de edad, está casado con la señora Amada Carvallo de Baéz hace 35 años, quien le dio 12 hijos de los cuales son 7 mujeres y 5 varones, ya casi todos están casados o en parejas sólo viven con ellos 3 hijos y la menor tiene 13 años y está en el colegio.
Viven en casa propia en la ciudad de Villa Elisa hace 13 años.
Ellos emigraron de la ciudad de Caazapá, donde se dedicaba a los trabajos de agricultura, cría de animales y aves de corral este trabajo lo hacía con toda su familia.
Llegaron a la ciudad y compraron para su propiedad en el distrito de San Antonio, donde habilitó una despensa en donde podía vender todo tipo de mercaderías y productos a granel.
Le gusta mucho el comercio porque le permite estar en contacto con la gente de su barrio y conocer clientes en los lugares donde se abastece de mercaderías, cuenta que le involucra a sus hijos en el negocio porque es la mejor manera de independizarse e ir creciendo, es por eso que muchos de sus hijos tienen también su negocio propio.
El crédito que retira es para ellos un gran apoyo porque con ello puede adquirir mercaderías en mayor cantidad a menos precios como arroz, azúcar, harina, aceites y otros.

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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.

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  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $27,639,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,770.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Juan Ramón bUYING DRINKS, RICE, SUGAR, MEAT, TEA, AND BULK PRODUCTS TO SELL.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2010
Listed
Jun 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011