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Ysabel M. Riveros is 65 years old and has 4 children, all of whom are independent and have their own families. She has been a seamstress for 40 years and has developed this skill through many different working situations. She worked for others in the early stages of her vocation and launched her own business 20 years ago. After working for some time as an employee in a clothing factory, Ysabel was able to buy a sewing machine and in this way begin working independently. Through the years, she was able to start her own little sewing workshop.

She invested the credit that she received from Fundación Paraguaya in improving her workspace, which with the growth of her business became too small. Ysabel is grateful for the support that Fundación Paraguaya has offered her.
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Ysabel M. Riveros es una señora de 65 años y tiene 4 hijos, todos mayores de edad y ya con familias independientes.
Se dedica a la costura desde hace 40 años, dicha actividad la desarrollo en diversas situaciones, ya sea trabajando para otras personas, como en los primeros tiempos o desarrollando un emprendimiento propio, como lo hizo Ysabel hace 20 años.
Luego de trabajar por mucho tiempo como empleada de fabricas de ropas, Ysabel pudo comprar una maquina de coser y empezar de esa manera un trabajo independiente, al correr de los años pudo formar un pequeño taller de costuras.
El crédito obtenido de la Fundación Paraguaya, lo ha invertido en el mejoramiento de su salón de trabajo, que con el crecimiento del emprendimiento ha ido quedando chico. Ysabel agradece a la Fundación Paraguaya por el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 51
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,725.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Ysabel to refurbish her workspace.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011