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Edelmira, 52, has been married for over 25 years. She has 7 children some of whom still live with her and some who have formed their own families.

Edelmira moved from the city of Caraguataity to a crowded neighborhood in the city of Itá 21 years ago seeking to improve her living conditions.

Once established in this city, she opened a small grocery store over 15 years ago where she provides her neighbors and drop-in customers with meat, milk, sugar, herbs, beverages, baked goods and other basic items for the home.

The loan she is requesting on this occasion will be used to buy the items listed above in order to increase her stock inventory thereby improving family income.
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La señora Edelmira tiene 52 años de edad, está casada hace mas de 25 años, tiene 7 hijos de los cuales algunos viven con ella y otros ya formaron su propia familia.
La señora Edelmira emigró de la ciudad de Caraguataity a un populoso barrio de la ciudad de Itá hace 21 años en busca de mejorar su nivel de vida.
Una vez instalada en dicha ciudad abrió una pequeña despensa donde surte a sus vecinos y a ocasionales de carne, leche, azúcar, yerba, bebidas en general, panificados y otros insumos de primera necesidad para el hogar hace mas de 15 años.
El préstamo que solicita en esta ocasión es para la compra de los citados insumos a modo a aumentar su stock de mercaderías y de esa manera mejorar sus ingresos familiares.

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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

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,479,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,740.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Edelmira to buy meat, assorted beverages and other merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2010
Jul 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011