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Maximo M. has been happily married for 23 years to his wife, Bernarda Maldonado. Together they have two children, who are both in high school. Maximo works as a carpenter and his whole family is involved in the business.

He was employed in a private construction business but, in 1995, he decided to start his own carpentry business. Now he makes furniture that he sells in his city and the surrounding towns.

He is asking for a loan today to help his family’s business grow. With the money, he will buy wood, nails, polishes, and other necessary materials.

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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
  • 112
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,723.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maximo to buy wood, nails, and other construction material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009