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Isabel R. is 44 years old, has been separated for 15 years, and has three children ages 28, 24, and 23. The oldest of her children is married and lives independently, the second lives and works outside the country, and the third is in the fourth year of law school.

Isabel began her furniture-making business in 2002 with the small savings that she had collected from her previous job. Currently she has a well-established clientele that come to her for her excellent craftsmanship and her great service. Among the projects that she works on are the following: toys (cars, trucks), chairs, stands, tables, etc.

Isabel is asking for a loan in order to purchase wood, paint and nails in order to make chairs and wooden trucks and thereby satisfy the great demand that she has for these products.

Translated from Spanish by Debra Faszer-McMahon, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Isabel R. de 44 años de edad, separada hace 15 años, tiene tres hijos de 28, 24 y 23 años de edad. El mayor de ellos es casado y vive en forma independiente con su familia, el segundo vive y trabaja en el exterior y el último de ellos esta cursando el 4to. Año de la carrera Derecho (leyes).

Se inició en la fabricación de muebles en el año 2.002 con un pequeño ahorro que había juntado de su anterior trabajo, actualmente ya tiene su clientela bien formada, que recurren a ella por su excelente trabajo y su amable atención. Entre los trabajos que realiza podemos citar: juguetes (autos, camiones), sillas, reposeras, mesas, etc.

El cliente solicita el préstamo para la compra de maderas, pinturas y clavos, para realizar sillones y camiones de madera, y de esta forma satisfacer la gran demanda que tiene de estos productos.

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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
  • 96
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,658.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Isabel for the purchase of wood, nails, and paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2007
Nov 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2008