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Valentín is 65 years old. He is married to Nimia Meza, 63, who is a seamstress and helps support the family financially. They have three children, all adults. Two of the children are professionals, and one is at school. They live in their own house.

Valentín began by helping his father, from whom he learned the job. For 40 years he has been working for himself. Currently, he is working with a nephew whom he pays while teaching him the job.

His tire shop has a good location next to an international route and a service station. These days the number of vehicles and motorcycles in the area has increased, giving him a lot of work. He is also well-known for quality of service, and for this reason his tire shop is very busy.

He needs the loan to buy tires.
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El Sr. Valentin tiene 65 años, está casado con Nimia Meza de 63 años quien se dedica a la costura, ayudando económicamente para el sustento familiar.
Tienen 3 hijos, todos mayores de edad, dos de los cuales ya son profesionales y uno está en la facultad, viven en casa propia.
Valentin comenzó como ayudante de su padre de quien aprendió el oficio, desde muy joven trabaja por cuenta propia, actualmente está trabajando con él un sobrino a quien le remunera y a la vez le enseña el oficio.
Su gomería esta bien ubicado por lo que tiene muchos clientes.
Hoy día ha aumentado la cantidad de vehículos y motos en la zona que hace que tenga mucho trabajo, además es muy conocido por la calidad de sus servicios, motivo por el cual es muy concurrida su gomería.
Necesita el crédito para la compra de neumáticos.

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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
  • 37
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,780.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Valentín wholesale purchase of tires for retail sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2011