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Luisa, who is 45 years old, is a merchant and her husband, Sergio who is 44 years old, is a driver for a company that sells construction materials. From this union they have three children who still rely on them.

Luisa started her business thanks to her husband's support through his wage. She now has a wide range of food products in her storeroom, including staple foods for families such as flour, noodles, tinned foods, baked goods and cleaning products.

She appreciates the support of Fundación Paraguaya and says that she is requesting this loan to buy staple products like sugar, noodles, rice, tinned foods, meats and others. With this she will be able to cater well for and offer a wider variety of products to her customers.
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La señora Luisa de 45 años de edad, es comerciante y su marido es el señor Sergio de 44 años de edad, quien es chofer de una empresa de ventas de materiales de construcción. El matrimonio cuenta con tres hijos, los cuales aun dependen de ellos.
La señora Luisa empezó gracias al apoyo que le dio su marido gracias al sueldo que gana. Ella actualmente cuenta con una despensa bien surtida de productos alimenticios y de primera necesidad de la familia como harina, fideos, enlatados, panificados y productos de limpieza.
Agradece a la fundación paraguaya por el apoyo y dice que el préstamo lo solicita para la compra de productos de primera necesidad como ser azúcar, fideos, arroz, enlatados, carnes y demás, con lo que podrá abastecerse y tener mayor variedad para ofrecer 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
  • 101
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,600.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria to buy sugar, noodles, rice, tinned foods, meats and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013