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Carlos
Carlos is 46 years old and lives with his wife, who takes care of their house. They have five children, all sons, ages 8, 10, 17, 20 and 22. The three youngest ones are in school while the eldest two have sewing jobs in Brazil. Carlos previously worked in a factory called Simple Costura (Simply Sewing) but after working there for a number of years he left to work on his own thanks to his experience and formed his own clientèle. He started his tailor business in the year 2000, working out of his home while his eldest sons who are now abroad helped him making all kinds of garments. At first he made clothing as much to take abroad as to sell since he traveled a lot and he could take the products, such as T-shirts, pants and lingerie, with him. His biggest dream is to expand his small business with the support of his sons. He is requesting the loan to purchase fabrics and a new sewing machine.
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El Sr. Carlos tiene 46 años de edad, vive en su domicilio con su esposa quien es ama de casa.
Tienen cinco hijos, todos varones, de 8, 10, 17, 20 y 22 años respectivamente de los cuales los tres más pequeños se encuentran estudiando mientras que los otros dos se encuentran trabajando en Brasil trabajando en la costura.
El Sr. Carlos trabajaba anteriormente en una fábrica llamada Simple Costura pero como ya tenía varios años de empleo decidió salir y trabajar por cuenta propia por la experiencia que obtuvo y así formar su propia clientela.
Inició sus actividades como costurero en el año 2.000 en su domicilio en donde sus hijos mayores que se encuentran en el extranjero le ayudaban con la confección de prendas de todo tipo.
En un principio confeccionaba prendas para otra persona tanto para la venta como así también para llevar al exterior ya que viajaba mucho y de esa manera podía llevar sus productos tales como: remeras, pantalones y lencerías.
Su mayor sueño es de agrandar su mini-empresa junto con el apoyo de sus hijos.
El crédito que esta solicitando es para la compra de telas y una nueva máquina de coser.

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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.

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  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 49
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  • $28,602,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,779.7
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Carlos purchase fabrics and a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2010
Listed
Jul 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011