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Román
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Román is 56 years old and works as a street trader, selling household goods. He is married to Isabel González, who has a storehouse and helps with the family’s living expenses. They live in their own home and have two grown-up children, who were able to start a professional career, thanks to the efforts of their parents.


At a very young age, Román started working with his father as a salesman. With the profits generated from the business, he bought a motorcycle and started working for himself more than 15 years ago.


Every day, he travels long distances on his motorcycle, selling door-to-door. Two of his cousins work with him and he trains them and pays them for their services.


He needs this loan to buy goods such as bedsheets, saucepans, coolers, flasks and cutlery.


Translated from [Spanish] by [Lisa Ritchie], Kiva Volunteer.


Román tiene 56 años de edad y se dedica a la venta ambulante de articulos para el hogar. El está casado con Isabel González quien tiene una despensa, ayudándole con los ingresos de la familia, ellos viven en casa propia y tienen dos hijos mayores de edad quienes adquirieron una profesión gracias al esfuerzo de sus padres.


Román empezó desde muy joven a trabajar con su padre como vendedor, con las ganancias que le generaron el negocio el pudo comprar una moto y empezó a trabajar por cuenta propia hace más de 15 años .


Realiza las ventas casa por casa en su moto recorriendo varios kilómetros diariamente. Trabaja con él dos sobrinos a quienes les enseña la profesión y a la vez les paga por los servicios prestados.


Necesita el crédito para la compra de mercaderías como sábanas, cacerolas, ventilador, termos, cubiertos y otros.

Additional Information

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
  • 60
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $27,639,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Román to buy goods such as bedsheets, saucepans, coolers, flasks and cutlery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 26, 2008
Listed
May 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009