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Lidia
Lidia is married to Rody, and they are both merchants. They have a school-age daughter. They have lived in a rented house for 12 years.

She buys and sells new and gently used clothes. She gets them in bundles, and she gets them in the city of Foz de Iguazu, Brasil. She also buys at home. Her husband has his own vehicle and also sells in an itinerant manner in the different neighborhoods in Asunción and in the interior of the country.

At first they only used their own capital, which was very little. This stopped them from being able to buy a lot of merchandise. Then, one day she was talking to a neighbor who is a client of the Fundación. The neighbor recommended that she turn to the Fundación in order to be able to take a loan as a way of investing in her small business.

She followed her friend’s example, and from then on she has improved the level of her income. She has access to better prices, and she is currently investing in a new project. The project is the purchase of medications to sell at pantries. This will be taking advantage of her husband’s itinerant manner of selling.

With the loan she will be able to improve the quality of her merchandise, and she will be able to get more income.
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La Sra Lidia, casada con el señor Rody quien es también de profesión comerciante, ellos tienen una hija en edad escolar. La misma vive en una casa de alquiler, hace ya 12 años.
Es comerciante y se dedica a comprar y vender ropas nuevas y seminuevas, que adquiere por fardos y los trae de la ciudad de Foz de Iguazu(Brasil, también compra en su domicilio, su esposo cuenta con vehículo propio y también realiza las ventas en forma ambulante por los distintos barrios de Asunción y por el interior del país.
Al principio sólo utilizaban su propio capital el cual era muy pequeño, eso impedía que pudieran acceder a comprar muchas mercaderías, entonces un día conversando con una vecina quien ya es cliente de la Fundación, esta le recomendó acudir a la Fundación para que pueda retirar un crédito y de esa manera invertir en su pequeño negocio.
Siguió el ejemplo de su amiga y desde entonces ha mejorado su nivel de ingreso, accede a mejores precios de costos, y actualmente está inviertiendo en una nuevo proyecto que es la compra de medicamentos para venderlos en las despensas, aprovechando la venta en forma ambulante que realiza su esposo.
Con el credito podra mejorar la calidad sus mercaderias y poder obtener más ingresos.

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,036,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Lidia to buy clothes in order to improve her stock, and to offer a greater variety of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2011
Listed
Jun 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012