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Jorge is 40 years old, married to 35 year old Gladys, a teacher. They both contribute to the household income.

Jorge is a carpenter. He began working as an assistant in his uncle's shop at a young age, and his uncle taught him the trade. Jorge has been independent and and opened his own shop over 10 years ago.

As his uncle helped him, today he is also helping a nephew who works with him and is supporting his academic studies.

Jorge wishes to have a loan in order to buy an electric plane for his woodworking.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer.

Jorge tiene 40 años, esta casado Gladys, ella tiene 35 años y es docente. Ambos aportan con los ingresos de la casa.

Jorge es carpintero, empezó desde muy joven trabajando como ayudante en el taller de su tío, quien le enseño el oficio. Hace ya más de 10 años que Jorge logro independizarse y abrir su propio taller.

Así como su tío lo ayudo, el hoy día también está ayudando a un sobrino, que trabaja con él y al que le costea sus estudios académicos.

Jorge desea el crédito para comprar una cepilladora eléctrica.

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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
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    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 Jorge purchase an electric plane for woodworking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2007
Nov 24, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2008