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Ana is 25 years old and is a single mother of three children, 2 boys (ages 1 and 3) and one girl (6 years old). Ana has two fruits & vegetables stands at the local San Lorenzo market, she's had them for over 10 years.

Ana began to work with her mom since she was very young at the same stand where she works now. She comes from a very humble family but thanks to their efforts they were able to complete construction of their home.

In the future they hope to purchase more fruits & vegetable stands in order to have larger sales in the area. She requests the credit in order to purchase wholesale items such as apples, bananas, pineapples, grapes, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, carrots, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Maria Peterson, Kiva Volunteer.

La Sra. Ana tiene 25 años y es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos, dos varones de 1 y 3 años y una nena de 6. La Sra. Ana tiene dos puestos en el mercado de San Lorenzo hace ya más de 10 años, en donde vende verduras y frutas.

Ana empezó a trabajar desde muy joven con su mama, quien era dueña del puesto hasta que un día le dejo a su cargo el negocio. Provienen de una familia humilde, gracias al esfuerzo de ambas pudieron terminar de construir su vivienda.

En el futuro tiene pensado comprar mas puestos para una mayor venta de sus productos. Hoy día solicita el crédito con el que podrá adquirir mercaderías en grandes cantidades como manzanas, bananas, piñas, uvas, tomates, cebollas, lechugas, zanahorias, 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
  • 97
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,744.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ana purchase of fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2008
Dec 31, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2009