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Ramona is 48 years old and has been married for 18 years to Mr. Victoriano. She has grown children who are independent. Most of them are living in the capital city.
For the past 20 years Mrs. Ramona has been sewing bedspreads and folk craft tablecloths. She sells them herself in the capital city. She has to bring her products to the city in order to sell them there. She travels to the city once a month. It is a profitable business, as she gets a good price for her products. Thanks to her hard work and effort she is able to afford some comforts and also could build her own home.
She is asking for this loan in order to buy thread and dye in order to sew hammocks. Her customers are requesting this item in this season.
She is grateful to the foundation and to KIVA for the opportunities that they provide.
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Ramona tiene 48 años de edad, está casada hace más 18 años con él Sr. Victoriano, tienen hijos mayores e independientes y la mayoría se encuentra viviendo en la ciudad capital.
La Sra. Ramona hace más de 20 años se dedica a tejer frazadas y manteles artesanales y ella misma se encarga de venderlos en la ciudad capital. Ella se encarga de llevar sus productos para comercializarlos, viaja una vez al mes y le resulta muy rentable debido a que puede colocar sus mercaderías a muy buen precio. Gracias a su trabajo y esfuerzo pudo hacerse de varias comodidades y construir su propia casa.
Solicita el préstamo para la compra de hilos y color para tejer hamacas que en ésta temporada le solicitan mucho sus clientes. Agradece a la fundación y a kiva por la oportunidad que 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
  • 96
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,390.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ramona to buy thread and dye in order to make hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012