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Virila is 50 years old. She is married to Nelson, who works for a business, and they have three children, two females and one male. They live in a well-known neighborhood in the city of Itá. She has had a small restaurant in her home for over two years.

She tells us that she used to work in the cafeteria at a well-known school in the city, but she left that job. Now she counts on the help of her daughter, who currently works with her at her business.

Virila is asking for this loan to buy beverages, such as soft drinks, beer, and juice, and also to buy beef, ham, cheese, baked goods, flour, and cassava. She needs these to make beef sandwiches, flour empanadas, cassava, and ham and cheese, as these are the dishes that sell best.

Virila tells us that she is very thankful for the opportunity she is receiving, as there were many who wouldn't help her, and this is something that is very important to her.
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La señora Virila tiene 50 años de edad, está casada con el señor Nelson quien es empleado de una empresa, tienen 3 hijos, dos mujeres y un varón, viven en un barrio muy conocido de la ciudad de Itá, tiene un copetín ubicado en su domicilio hace mas de 2 años.
Comenta que anteriormente era cantinera de una escuela muy conocida de la ciudad, pero lo dejó, ahora cuenta con el apoyo de su hija quien la ayuda en el negocio actualmente.
La señora Virila solicita el préstamo para la compra de bebidas como gaseosa, cerveza, jugo, también para la compra de carne, jamón, queso, panificados, harina, mandioca los cuales necesita para realizar sándwich de carne, empanadas de harina, mandioca y jamón y queso, pues estos son los productos que más vende.
Virila nos dice que está muy agradecida por la oportunidad que está recibiendo, pues muchos no se la dieron, y esto representa algo muy importante para ella.

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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
  • 4,500.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Virila to buy ingredients for her dishes and also to buy beverages in general.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013