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Clementino, 39, is married to Blanca, 30. He lives in his own house. He’s been an auto detailer and painter for over five years and his wife’s a craftsperson, she manufactures bedspreads that are later sold to local vendors. Blanca helps cover household expenses with her income.

Clementino learned his occupation from his uncle that he worked with for several years. He then traveled to Argentina to work and that’s where he met his wife. After several years they returned with some capital they had saved up to buy the necessary tools to set up their own home-based shop.

At present, he’s working with a cousin that he’s teaching the occupation to and that he pays a salary to as well. He currently has a well-established clientele thanks to the good service and quality of his work.

Clementino is asking for the loan to buy raw materials, like paint for example, that’s a necessary ingredient for his profession. He thanks the Fundación for the opportunity it provides for him.
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El señor Clementino tiene 39 años de edad, está casado con Blanca de 30 años, vive en su casa propia. Es chapista y pintor hace más de cinco años y su esposa es artesana, ella fabrica sobrecamas que después es comercializado a los vendedores de la zona. Blanca ayuda con sus ingresos a solventar los gastos del hogar.
Clementino aprendió el oficio de su tío con quién estuvo trabajando varios años, después viajó a la Argentina a trabajar y fue allí donde conoció a su señora. Después de varios años regresaron con un capital ahorrado para comprar sus herramientas necesarias y habilitar su propio local en su domicilio.
Actualmente está trabajando con él un primo a quien le enseña el oficio y le remunera por el mismo. En la actualidad cuenta con clientela formada por la buena atención y la calidad de su servicio.
Don Clementino solicita el crédito para la compra de materia prima, como por ejemplo pinturas, insumo necesario para su profesión. Agradece a la Fundación por la oportunidad que esta le brinda.

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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
  • 55
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,860.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Clementino to buy paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012