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45-year-old Elvira is a single mother of two children from the town of Itá. She owns a well-stocked grocery store where she serves most of her neighbors and friends by offering them a good variety of the best products at good prices.
She tells us that she works twice as hard so that she can provide her children with everything they need for living with dignity and without the deprivation she had to go through. She sacrifices herself because she wishes to see her children become well-adjusted people who are useful not only to themselves but to society as well.
Elvira requests the loan in order to purchase flour, milk, maté, noodles, rice, sugar and other items. This will allow her to stock up her store and keep it well assorted so that she can continue to offer her customers a wide variety of merchandise. She gives thanks to the Fundación and Kiva for the opportunity she and her children are getting, since she's by herself and she will very much benefit from this help.
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La Sra. Elvira de 45 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos, es de la ciudad de Itá. Ella tiene una despensa bien surtida donde atiende a la mayor parte de sus vecinos y amigos ofreciéndoles los mejores productos, a buen precio y variedad.
Ella nos dice que siempre trabaja el doble para poder darles a sus hijos todo lo que ellos necesitan para una vida digna y sin privaciones como las que ella tuvo que pasar. Su sacrificio es porque quiere ver a sus hijos convertidos en personas de bien, útiles no solo a sí mismas sino también a la sociedad.
Elvira solicita el crédito para la compra de harina, leche, yerba, fideos, arroz, azúcar y demás artículos, con los cuales podrá abastecer su despensa y tenerla bien surtida para seguir ofreciendo a sus clientes buena variedad. Ella agradece a la fundación y a Kiva por la oportunidad que están recibiendo ella y sus hijos, ya que se encuentra sola y la ayuda le será muy de provecho.

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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
  • 112
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,595,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,260.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Elvira to purchase flour, milk, maté, noodles, rice, sugar, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013