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Gladis is from the city of Villarrica. She is 35 years old, and is a single mother. She lives in her own home, and has one child. She has a business selling seasonal fruits and vegetables in an itinerant manner. She makes deliveries to homes, house by house, because she has an established customer base.

She has been covering the educational expenses for her child with a lot of effort, by selling tomatoes, lettuce, onions and fruit. She comments that her work requires a lot of sacrifice, because it's not easy to go out into the streets to sell. Her goal is to have her son become a good and well-educated person, so that he will not have to suffer the hardships that she experienced.

She approached the Fundación Paraguaya to ask for a small loan that will help her to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables to sell. She is grateful to the Fundación and to Kiva for this great assistance that they are providing, as this loan is going to be a big help to her.
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La Señora Gladis es de la ciudad de Villarrica, tiene 35 años de edad, es Madre Soltera, vive en casa propia, tiene un hijo, es vendedora ambulante de frutas y verduras de estación, realiza repartos a domicilios, casa por casa ya que cuenta con clientela formada.
Con mucho esfuerzo va logrando solventar los gastos de estudios de su hijo, con la venta de tomates, lechugas cebollas y frutas en general. Comenta que su trabajo es muy sacrificado, ya que no es nada fácil Salir a recorrer por las calles para vender. Su meta es que su hijo pueda ser una persona con buenos estudios, para que de esa forma no tenga que pasar por privaciones como la que ellas tuvo que pasar.
Acude a Fundación Paraguaya para acceder a una pequeña ayuda que destinara a la compra de Frutas y Verduras de estación para volver a revender. Agradece a la fundación y también a Kiva, por la gran ayuda que le brinda, pues el crédito le será de mucha ayuda.

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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
  • 28
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,605.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gladis to buy fruits and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013