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Tomás is twenty-eight years old and lives as a couple with Maria Dávalos, who is twenty-five years old, and they both own their own house already.

Tomás began to work when he was very young with his uncle as a travelling salesman. Later with some savings he bought a motorcycle and became independent. Ten years have already gone by since then and he tells others very proudly that sales are going well for him.

He makes his sales house to house, going about on his motorcycle some kilometers each day. He sells sheets, towels, t-shirts, skirts, table cloths, articles for the home, etc. His two brothers and his cousin work with him, who he pays with a commission for their sales.

He needs a loan to buy a motorcylce with a cart to carry his merchandise, so that he can carry a greater quantity and be much more comfortable.

Translated from Spanish by Jay Osborne, Kiva volunteer

Tomás tiene 28 años de edad, vive en pareja con Maria Dávalos de 25 años de edad y ambos ya poseen casa propia.

Tomás empezó desde muy joven a trabajar con su tío como vendedor ambulante, luego de juntar unos ahorros compro una moto y se independizó; ya van diez años de que ese entonces y cuenta muy orgulloso que le va muy bien con las ventas.

Realiza las ventas casa por casa, recorriendo con su moto varios kilómetros diarios. Vende sábanas, toallas, remeras, faldas, ollas, cubiertos, artículos para el hogar, etc. Con él trabajan dos de sus hermanos y un primo a quienes les paga una comisión por las ventas realizadas.

Necesita el crédito para la compra de una motocicleta con carrito para poder llevar sus mercaderías, de este modo podrá llevar mayor cantidad y mucho más cómodo.

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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
  • 101
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    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 Tomás buy a motorcylce with a cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2007
Nov 24, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 27, 2008