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Francisca
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Francisca is 40 years old, married, with 3 children. She has sold garden plants for more than 12 years.



She inherited the trade from her parents who were great plant salesmen. Now and for the past 10 years, Francisca has been in charge of and managed her parents’ business with great care and responsibility.



She tells us that there are many similar businesses in her city, since the good weather and the fertile ground are good for the cultivation of plants. In spite of the competition, she has many loyal customers who come from various parts of the country to buy their plants from her.



She would like to open a sales stand next to the main city highway at kilometer 55. She believes that this will help visitors and foreigners that come to Caacupe on weekends to see her goods.



She would use the loan to purchase seeds, fertilizer, flowerpots, and other items for her nursery.



Translated from Spanish by Scott Crandall, Kiva Volunteer.



La señora Francisca tiene 40 años, está casada y tiene 3 hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de plantas para jardín hace ya más de 12 años.



El oficio lo heredó de sus padres quiénes fueron grandes comercializadores de plantas, actualmente, el negocio fundado por sus padres ahora esta a cargo de la señora Francisca, quien hace más de 10 años lo administra con mucha responsabilidad y esmero.



Ella nos cuenta que existen muchos negocios del mismo tipo en su ciudad, ya que el buen clima y la tierra ayudan a la buena producción de plantas. A pesar de la alta competencia, ella posee buena cantidad de clientes formados, pues de distintos puntos del país vienen a comprar sus plantas.



Tiene proyectado abrir un puesto de venta y exposición en el km. 55 al costado de la ruta principal de la ciudad, de esta forma la señora piensa que sus productos serán observados por los visitantes de otras ciudades y extranjeros que llegan a Caacupé especialmente los fines de semana.



El préstamo solicitado desea utilizarlo para la compra de semillas, abono, macetas e insumos para su vivero.

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,527,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,568.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Francisca purchase of fertilizer, seeds, and flowerpots, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2008
Listed
Apr 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009