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Don Hermes is 50 years old, married, and has five children. He operates a dairy and also sells firewood to bakeries. Hermes has an established clientele to whom he delivers milk on a daily basis according to the needs of each customer. There are other customers for whom he provides firewood in order to power their ovens for making “chipas” (cheese bread).

This business is the means by which he is able to support his children and cover basic family expenses. It also helps him to cover the educational expenses of his children who are still in high school. He is requesting a loan to buy another dairy cow so that he can increase the quantity of milk that he sells.

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Don Hermes tiene 50 años, está casado y tiene 5 hijos.
Se dedica al tambo (venta de leche) y venta de leña para chiperia, posee una clientela formada a quienes en forma diaria les hace entrega la leche de acuerdo a la necesidad de cada cliente, por otro lado clientes que se dedican a la chapería a quienes les provee leña para el horneado de sus chipas.
Esta actividad es la fuente con el cual crio a sus hijos, con que cubre los gastos básicos de la familia y también en algunos casos cubre los gastos del colegio de sus hijos que aún están en etapa de colegio.
Solicita el préstamo para la compra de una vaca lechera para aumentar la cantidad de leche que ofrece.

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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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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,740.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Hermes purchase a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011