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Maria Del Carmen
Maria del Carmen, 21, works in retail selling cosmetics. She started her business more than 2 years ago, and with it she has been able to get ahead with her family and, what is most important to her, continue with her university education.

Maria considers herself to be a very responsible and hardworking woman. Over the time that she has been selling cosmetics, she has been able to generate a well-established clientele. She would like one day to open a store where she could offer all of her products for sale.

Maria requests a loan to buy more cosmetics, so that she will be able to stock up her business with merchandise.
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La Sra. María Del Carmen, de 21 años de edad es comerciante, vendedora de cosméticos. Comenzó trabajando hace más de 2 años, y que con ello pudo salir adelante con toda su familia, y lo más importante para ella, es poder seguir sus estudios universitarios.
Ella se considera una mujer muy responsable y trabajadora, gracias al tiempo que lleva vendiendo los cosméticos ha podido formarse una clientela bien definida. Le gustaría algún día poder abrir una mercería donde poder ofrecer todos sus productos.
Ella solicita el credito para la compra de mas cosméticos, con lo cual podrá abastecer su stock de mercaderías.

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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
  • 122
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,960.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy cosmetics to later sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012