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Tranquilino
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Tranquilino is 60 years old. He has been married for 32 years to Dora and they have raised , with a lot of love, 6 children together. The children are between the ages of 15 and 30 years old. The older ones work in different fields such as computers, technical and public transportation and one of them is an obstetrician. The two younger ones are twins and they go to high school.

Tranquilino is the owner of a book store which he's owned for the past 20 years. He used to work at a gas station, but his enterprising spirit led him to a seek some financial help to start his own business. Little by little, his business grew and with more loans he was able to purchase more inventory for his bookstore.


With time and with perseverance from him and his family, he was able to move ahead and he now owns a beautiful home. Beside the bookstore, he also owns a food stand where he sells fast food which is run by his wife.

Since it's back to school time and because he wants to make sure his bookstore has all the inventory needed for school, he's requesting a loan to purchase school supplies such as books, notepads, pens and pencils, etc.


Translated from Spanish by Carolina Zelaya-Kronlund, Kiva Volunteer.


Tranquilino tiene 60 años y está casado hace 32 años con Dora, juntos han criado con mucho amor a 6 hijos. La edad de ellos oscila entre los 15 y 30 años de edad. Los hijos mayores ya trabajan en distintas profesiones como: técnicos en informática, chofer de transporte público, uno de ellos es obstetra. Y los dos hijos menores son mellizos y aún van a la secundaria.


Tranquilino posee una librería, comenta que abrió su librería hace 20 años pero que anteriormente trabajaba en un surtidor pero su espíritu emprendedor lo llevo a solicitar créditos con los que pudo montar su propio negocio. Poco a poco fue agrandando el mismo y con otros préstamos que fue adquiriendo iba surtiendo cada vez más.


Con el tiempo y esfuerzo tanto de él como el de su familia logró salir adelante y ahora ya cuenta con una hermosa casa, fruto de su esfuerzo y perseverancia. Además de la librería, también tiene un copetín donde vende todo tipo de comidas rápidas y que es administrado por el y su esposa, la misma cuenta con una gran afluencia de clientes.


En esta oportunidad necesita un préstamo para la compra de artículos escolares como: libros, cuadernos, lápices, pinceles, etc. Debido a que se han iniciado las clases y desea surtir mejor su librería.

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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
  • 66
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,036,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,566.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Tranquilino to purchase school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 22, 2008
Listed
Apr 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009