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Mrs. Emilce is 26 years old. She is a single mother with three children: Richar, 8, Daniel, 6, and Willian, 3. She lives in the city of Coronel Oviedo. Mrs. Emilce has been a merchant for ten years. She is a street vendor, that is, she sells general items in the street, such as stationery items, makeup, cosmetics, costume jewelry, playing cards and other items. She sells her wares in the areas surrounding her neighborhood.

She began with some small boxes of certain products, and from there grew bit by bit, with much effort. She comments that she gets up very early in the morning in order to care for her children and set everything straight in her home, so that she can go out and do her selling, which is how she supports her household. This business helped her raise and school her children.

For her the family is very important since she is a single mother. Her children are her reason for working day by day.

She is seeking the loan in order to be able to stock new merchandise such as cosmetics and similar items. She asserts that the loan will be of great use to her, since it will allow her to continue supporting her family.
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La Sra. Emilce tiene 26 años de edad, es madre soltera con tres hijos, Richar de 8, Daniel de 6, y Willian de 3 años, vive en la ciudad de Coronel Oviedo.
La Sra. Emilce es comerciante hace 10 años, es macatera, es decir vendedora ambulante de artículos en general, como artículos de librería, maquillajes, cosméticos, bijouterí, naipes y demás, las ventas las realiza en las zonas aledañas a su barrio.
Comenzó con unas pequeñas cajas de algunos productos, y de apoco fue creciendo con mucho esfuerzo,comenta que se levanta muy temprano por la mañana para cuidar sus hijos, dejar todo en orden su casa para que ella pueda salir a realizar sus ventas, el cual es el sustento del hogar. Este negocio le ayudo a criar y a educar a sus hijos.
Para ella la familia es muy importante ya que es madre soltera, sus hijos son la razón de su lucha día a día.
Solicita el credito para poder abastecerse de nuevas mercancías como cosméticos y artículos similares. Ella manifiesta que el credito le sera de mucha utilidad, ya que le permitirá seguir sustentando a su familia.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 99
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Emilce to purchase cosmetics for stocking her product line.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012