Sra Carina Treposwski, 59, is married to Sr. Justo, 66, together they have three adult children. Their children remain grateful to them and have not forgotten how Carina and Justo sacrificed to bring them up and pay for their studies, for this they give them a little money each month.
Carina began her business in 1989 with the help of her husband. It cost them much to open their small shop. When Justo’s Father died Carina and Justo inherited a small piece of land. With this land, they care for three cows, which provide the milk they sell in their store. This supplement has allowed them to pay for their children’s education.
Today, they have more money but their age prevents them from doing other activities. From time to time they have to pay for visits to the doctor as well as other obligations.
The store is their sole source of income. It is for this reason that Carina wishes to vary the products she offers as well as bring in items included in a notions store. Regarding the latter, no such store exists in her areas and she is sure that she will be successful.
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.