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Vicente Alcibiades
Vicente is 46, and married to María. They have four children, ages 20, 18, 15, and 13 respectively. The two eldest are already working, and the two youngest are still in school. Vicente tells us that previously he worked on his own account as a saddler (work done with leather). He used to have machines and also a workforce, but then he had a lean season, and left this line of work.

Currently he works as a travelling salesperson, as he carries all kinds of products to sell in the interior of the country and especially in the Chaco region. That's why he rents a small truck, and once a week goes out to sell to the small businesses of the area that he visits. He already has his own established list of customers.

The loan he is applying for, is to buy at wholesale the products he sells, such as articles of clothing, blankets, pants, footwear, and other merchandise.
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El señor Vicente tiene 46 años de edad, está casado con la sra Maria y tienen 4 hijos de 20, 18, 15 y 13 años respectivamente. Los dos mayores ya trabajan y los dos menores están todavía en el colegio.
Don Vicente comenta que anteriormente se dedicaba por su cuenta como Talabartero(trabajos realizados sobre Cueros) contaba con máquinas y también con personales, pero que luego hubo una época de escasez y dejó ese trabajo.
Actualmente se dedica como comerciante en forma de macate (ambulante) ya que lleva todo tipos de productos para la venta por el interior del país y por sobretodo en el Chaco, para ello alquila una camioneta donde una vez a la semana sale a vender a los pequeños comercios de la zona que visita, normalmente ya tiene su propia clientela formada.
El crédito que solicita es para la compra al por mayor de los productos que vende, como ser prendas de vestir, frazadas, pantalones, calzados y demás.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,578,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,140.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Vicente Alcibiades to buy articles of clothing, blankets, and other merchandise for later sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012