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Lorenzo is 36 years old, married, has two children, and lives in the city of Mariano Roque Alonso. He is currently a taxi driver and has his own vehicle. He tells us that previously he worked as a chauffeur and later he bought his own vehicle, and in this way was able to become independent.

He defines himself as a very hardworking and entrepreneurial person, and his daily fight is for his family as they are the ones who motivate him to continue working. His goal is to continue growing and one day to be able to have his own taxi stand.

He asks for this loan to invest in the maintenance of his taxi, as this is the fundamental component of his job, without which he would not be able to work. He is grateful to the Foundation and to Kiva for the help that they are giving him.
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El Sr. Lorenzo tiene 38 años de edad, es casado, tiene 2 hijos, vive en la ciudad de Mariano Roque Alonso. Actualmente es Taxista tiene vehículo propio, y nos comenta que anteriormente trabajaba como chofer en el taxi, luego compro para su vehículo propio y de esa forma logró independizarse.
El se define como una persona muy trabajadora y emprendedora, su lucha diaria es por su familia, ya que ellos son quien lo motiva a poder seguir trabajando. Su meta es seguir creciendo y algún día poder tener su propia parada de taxis.
El solicita el crédito para invertirlo en el mantenimiento de su taxi, ya que este es su elemento de trabajo esencial, sin el cual no podría trabajar. Agradece a la fundación y a kiva por la ayuda que le están dando.

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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
  • 60
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,622,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,380.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Lorenzo to perform taxi maintenance.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013