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Ismael is 56 years old and lives in the city of Paraguarí. He is married to María, with whom he has five children, all of which are grown up. Ismael started to work in construction approximately 30 years ago. He started as an assistant bricklayer and twenty years ago he started to work independently in the zone of Paraguarí and the surrounding areas. He is a very hardworking person and wishes to continue working to help cover the household expenses.

He requested the loan to get a new vehicle, since it is how he gets around to do his work and it would make his work easier to be able to transport his tools.
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El Señor. Ismael tiene 56 años, vive en de la ciudad de Paraguarí, está casado con la Señora María con quien tienen 5 hijos, todos ellos ya mayores.
El Señor Ismael nos comentó que empezó a trabajar en construcción hace aproximadamente 30 años, empezó como ayudante albañil y hace 20 años que empezó a trabajar en forma independiente por toda la zona de Paraguarí y alrededores. El es una persona muy trabajadora y con ganas de seguir trabajando para poder ayudar con los gastos de la casa.
Solicitó el préstamo para el cambio de su vehículo, ya que es su medio de transporte a la hora de hacer sus trabajos y le facilitará mucho al transportar sus herramientas.

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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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,930,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Ismael to purchase a new vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013