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Lorenza Benítez is 60 and has been married to Porfirio Benítez, an electrician, for 42 years. They have 3 children, all who are grown and independent professionals.

Lorenza has had a grocery store for 12 years, which she started by selling food to some of the construction workers who worked on a project in front of her house. This activity caused a surge in orders from neighboring vendors who sold basic ingredients. This is how she started her small business.

With the profits generated from her business, she built a salon. Today, apart from her grocery store, she also has a hamburger eatery.

She seeks a loan which will be used to buy products for her store: sugar, meat, milk, noodles, flour, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Geraldine Kim, Kiva Translator

La Sra. Lorenza Benítez tiene 60 años D. edad, esta casada hace 42 años con el Sr. Porfirio Benítez D. profesión electricista, tienen 3 hijos, todos mayores e independientes y profesionales.

Lorenza tiene una despensa con una antigüedad D. 12 años, la cual inició con la venta D. comidas a unos obreros que trabajaban en una construcción frente a su casa; D. esta actividad surgieron pedidos D. los vecinos D. la venta D. algunos productos D. primera necesidad. Así fue como empezó su microempresa.

Con las ganancias que genero la despensa, ella construyo un salón en donD. hoy día, además D. su despensa, también tiene un hamburguesería.

Solicita el crédito para la compra D. mercaderías para su despensa tales como: azúcar, carne, leche, fideos, harina, etc.

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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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,712.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lorenza buy products like sugar, meat, milk, noodles, flour, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009