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Mr. Vidal Benítez i 53 years old and has been happily married for 26 years with Mrs. Epifania Balbuena who is 48 years old. The marriage has three children, the youngest of which is 19 years old and continues to live with his parents; he is attending his second year of Information Engineering.

As of 20 years ago, Mr. Vidal Benítez has been in charge of a clothing store that is strategically located on a main avenue of the city he resides in. His wife helps him out with this business. It is worth mentioning that thanks to the personalized attention that they give to their clients, and due to the great variety of products, they now have loyal customers. The client asks for a loan to buy pants, shirts, T-shirts, shorts, athletic apparel (athletic shoes), shoes, belts, bouses, jerseys and purses. The loan will also go towards expanding his business even more and offer a greater variety and quality of products to his customers


Translated from Spanish by Natalie Kane, Kiva Volunteer.

El Señor Vidal Benítez de 53 años de edad esta felizmente casado desde hace 26 años con la señora Epifania Balbuena de 48 años, el matrimonio tiene tres hijos. De los cuales el menor de ellos, de 19 años de edad sigue viviendo con sus padres y está cursando el 2º año de la carrera Ingeniería Informática.

Desde hace 20 años el Señor Vidal Benítez se encuentra al mando de una ropería que esta estratégicamente ubicado sobre la avenida principal de la ciudad donde reside, en dicho negocio recibe la ayuda de su esposa. Cabe mencionar que gracias a la atención personalizada que ellos le otorgan a sus clientes y por la gran variedad de productos, ya cuentan con su fiel clientela.
El cliente solicita el préstamo para la compra de pantalones, camisas, remeras, shorts, championes (calzados deportivos), zapatos, cintos, blusas, kepis y bolsones. Para ampliar aún más su negocio y ofrecer mayor variedad y calidad de productos a sus clientes.

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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
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,723.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Vidal to purchase pants, shirts, T-shirts, shorts, athletic apparel (athletic shoes), shoes, belts, bouses, jerseys and purses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2008
Mar 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 22, 2009