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Melchora is 21 years old and lives with her parents in the city of Carapeguá. She lives with her husband, Raúl and together they sell hammocks, sheets, bedspreads, and other things. They are mobile sellers and make their runs in the metropolitan zone, specifically in the towns surrounding the capitol.

She is very dedicated and sells door to door, covering many kilometers on her motorcycle. She learned this line of work from her brother and used to make her sales with him. This motivated her to dedicate herself to this line of work so that she can grow as a person and professional.

Melchora started this line of work after having finished her first school cycle, in order to help out the family financially. Her parents worked exclusively on the farm.

She is requesting assistance through Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva, in order to buy hammocks, sheets, bedspreads, and other items for resale. She is grateful to Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva for the opportunity they provide.
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Melchora tiene 21años, vive con sus padres en la ciudad de Carapeguá. Vive en pareja con Raúl, ambos se dedican a la venta ambulante de hamacas, sabanas, colchas y demás, haciendo sus recorridos en la zona metropolitana de la ciudad, específicamente en las ciudades aledañas a la capital.
Melchora, al terminar su ciclo básico de la escuela, ya se dedicó a la profesión ya que sus padres se dedican exclusivamente al campo, para que de esa forma pueda ayudar con los gastos de la casa.
Es una persona muy sacrificada ya que realiza las ventas casa por casa recorriendo varios kilómetros en su moto. Aprendió la profesión de su hermano ya que antes salía a hacer sus ventas con él y éste le inculco para que se dedique de lleno a las ventas para que así pueda crecer como persona y como profesional.
Ella solicita la ayuda de fundación paraguaya y de kiva para la compra de hamacas, sabanas, colchas y demás insumos para la venta posterior. Agradece a la fundación y de kiva por la oportunidad que estas le dan.

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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
  • 128
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Melchora to buy sheets, bedspreads, and other items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012