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Mrs. Mercedez, 47, is a single mother and has a son. She has been a street vendor for over 13 years in the omnibus terminal where she sells sweets, juices and tereré (a type of tea).

She has always been interested in sales from the time she was very young. With a lot of effort she is able to have all the comforts in her small home. With sales going well now she is thinking of other projects such as owning her own stall where she can sell more merchandise.

Mercedez defines herself as hard-working and a fighter. She is not afraid of work and is sure that with the help of the loan she will be able to meet her goals. She is requesting a loan to reach this goal and improve family's lifestyle.
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La señora Mercedez de 47 años de edad, madre soltera de un hijo varón, se dedica a la venta de golosinas, jugos y terere de forma ambulante de hace más de 13 años en la terminal de ómnibus de la ciudad.
Desde muy joven le gusto el tema de las ventas, ella comenta que con mucho esfuerzo está logrando tener todas la comodidades en su pequeño hogar, actualmente con la buena venta que realiza ya tiene otros ideales como de contar con una casilla de ventas con mas mercaderías.
La Sra. se define como una persona muy trabajadora y luchadora, ella no teme al trabajo y esta segura de que con la ayuda del prestamo podra cumplir muchas de sus espectativas.
Solicita el crédito para poder cumplir su sueño y mediante esto poder mejorar la calidad de vida de ella y la de su hijo.

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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
  • 128
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mercedez to buy sweets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012