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Mirna
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Mirna is 29 years old, married, and has two children. She sells clothing and shoes. In addition, she sells drinks such as soft drinks and beers of all brands. With her earnings, she helps her husband with the household expenses and with the education of thier children.


She's had this business for more than 8 years and has a loyal customer base who sometimes give her orders. Her main provider of shoes is found in Asunción, the capital. She's being doing business with them for more than 5 years.
Some of the merchandise that she sells include: t-shirts, shorts, shirts, skirts, children's clothing and different types of shoes.


She would like a loan to buy more wholesale merchandise, because in this way, she can receive the best discounts from her providers and can increase her profit margins.

Translated from Spanish by Kim Baker, Kiva volunteer.



Mirna tiene 29 años está casada y tiene 2 hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de ropas, y zapatos, además como actividad adicional, vende bebidas como gaseosas y cervezas de todas las marcas. Con todos estos ingresos ella ayuda a su marido con los gastos de la casa y la educación de sus hijos.


El negocio lo tiene hace más de 8 años y posee clientela fija a quienes en algunos casos le vende sobre pedido, su proveedor principal de zapatos se encuentra en la capital Asunción con quien ya opera a crédito desde hace más de 5 años. Entre las mercaderías que vende podemos citar remeras, shorts, camisas, faldas, ropa para niños, y diferentes tipos de calzados.


Ella desea un crédito con el que podrá comprar más mercaderías al por mayor, ya que de esta forma, ella obtiene mejores descuentos de sus proveedores y aumenta el margen de sus ganancias.

Additional Information

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
  • 94
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,964,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,686.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Mirna purchase merchandise such as t-shirts, pants, skirts, shirts, children's clothing and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 9, 2007
Listed
Nov 25, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 27, 2008