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Don Mario, as he’s known by his neighbors in the city of Santaní, is single and has children who are still little and who are Mario’s reason to live.

He owns a small but well stocked store that’s the only one in the neighborhood. He tells us that all of his neighbors come by all the time to buy from him and thanks to this he does very well and has the necessary resources to support his family day to day. His goal is to stay in business to be able to give his children a good education so that they won’t have to suffer privations like he had to.

He requests the loan because he wants to stock the store with soft-drinks, dairy products, food items, cured meats, meat, greens, vegetables and others to continue stocking his customers.
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Don Mario, como lo conocen sus vecinos es de la ciudad de Santaní, Soltero, tiene hijos que aun son pequeños y quienes son la razón de ser de Mario.
El es dueño de una pequeña pero surtida despensa, que es la única del barrio, y nos comenta que todos sus vecinos acuden siempre a su negocio para poder comprar de él, y gracias a eso le va muy bien y tiene los medios necesarios para poder mantener a su familia día a día. Su meta es seguir trabajando y de esa forma poder dar a sus hijos una buena educación y que no tengan que pasar por las privaciones como las que él tuvo que pasar.
Solicita el crédito ya que quiere surtir su negocio con bebidas, lácteos, comestibles, embutidos, carne, hortalizas, verduras y demás, con lo cual podrá seguir surtiendo 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
  • 89
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,392,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,255.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mario to buy stock merchandise for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013