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Sra. Carmen has been a merchant for more than 10 years. She has been married to Sr. Sindulfo for more than 30 years. Carmen has a food pantry that is well-stocked. She says that she has many customers as a result of attending to her business. Carmen tries to treat people well because she is known in the neighborhood. In addition, her husband has a horse-drawn cart from which he sells fruits and vegetables. He sells every day and travels throughout the area. Carmen and her husband help one another.

She says that she has always worked hard to maintain her family. Thanks to God, all of her children are grown and have started their own families. The only people living in her house now are Sra. Carmen, Sr. Sindulfo, and their five-year-old granddaughter named Andrea.

Carmen is requesting a loan to buy baked goods, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and other products to restock her food pantry. She is very hopeful that this loan will be of great help.

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La Señora Carmen es comerciante hace mas D. 10 años, está casada con el Señor Sindulfo hace mas D. 30 años. Tienen una despensa bien surtida. Comenta que tiene mucha clientela porque ella misma atienD. su negocio, le trata bien a la gente y porque es conocida en el barrio, además su marido tiene un carrito con caballo y todo los días sale a vender frutas y verduras por toda la zona y así se ayudan mutuamente.
Comenta que siempre han trabajado mucho para mantener a su familia y que gracias a Dios todos ya son grandes y ya formaron sus propias familias, ahora en la casa viven la Señora Carmen, el Señor Sindulfo y una nieta D. 5 años llamada Andrea.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra D. panificados, hortalizas, lácteos, carnes y demás para abastecer su despensa. Ella está muy esperanzada en el crédito, ya que le será D. mucha ayuda.

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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
  • 61
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,622,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,810.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Carmen to buy baked goods, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012