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Sra. Blanca C. is from the neighborhood of Cerrito in the city of Carapgeua. She is 40 years old, lives in her own home, and has two children: a 15 year old son and an 8 year old daughter.

Sra. Blanca has been selling clothes as a traveling merchant for more than five years. She learned this trade as a young woman by producing woven blankets from her home along with other people who sold these products. Since she needed to earn a better income, Blanca decided to sell in other cities.

She started working as a traveling saleswoman and today she has more than fifty regular customers. Blanca is able to generate a considerable weekly income. She is requesting a loan to buy clothes for subsequent resale so that she generate more income.

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La Sra. Blanca C. es de la ciudad de Carapegua – compañía Cerrito, tiene 40 años, es madre soltera, cuenta con casa propia y tiene 2 hijos; un hijo de 15 años y una hija de 8 años.
La Sra. Blanca se dedica al comercio de ropas en forma ambulante(macatera) hace más de 5 años; aprendió este trabajo desde muy joven tejiendo frazadas en su domicilio para otras personas quienes llevaban a vender sus productos; viendo la necesidad de contar con un ingreso mejor decidió dedicarse a la venta por otras ciudades.
Fue así que empezó a trabajar como macatera y hoy día cuenta con más de 50 clientes activos contando con un ingreso semanal considerable.
Solicita el préstamo para compra de ropas, su posterior venta y obtener así un mayor ingreso.

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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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,680,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,420.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Blanca to purchase blankets, trousers, shirts, blouses, and other products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011