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María is a widow. She has three children. Two of her children are still young but the eldest is an adult and works independently. María is a seamstress and has a small dressmaking workshop in her home where she works every day from very early in the morning.

María studied dressmaking when she still lived with her parents. She says that her eldest son worked to help her buy her sewing machines. María also used to work with a friend and managed to put together a little money to help her son set up her small workshop. Now María is a professional and works making drapes, sheets and tablecloths. She has shown herself to be a very responsible person as regards her commitments. She has a great desire to do well in life.

María is requesting a loan to buy different types of fabric. She will also buy fasteners, adhesive and other supplies that she needs in order to be able to continue working. She is grateful for the help that she is receiving from Kiva and Fundación Paraguaya.
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La señora María es viuda, tiene tres hijos dos son menores y uno ya es mayor y trabaja de forma independiente. Ella es costurera tiene un pequeño taller de costura en su casa, donde trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas.
María estudio corte y confección cuando aún vivía con sus padres. Y comenta que su hijo mayor le ayudo con su trabajo a comprar sus maquinas, ella también trabajaba con una amiga y así junto un poco de dinero para ayudar a su hijo a montar su pequeño taller. Hoy día ella es una profesional en su trabajo trabaja con cortinados sabanas y manteles de mesa. Ella ha demostrado ser una persona muy responsable en sus compromisos, y con unas grandes ganas de salir adelante.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra telas de variados tipos, también de cierres, gomas y demás insumos para poder seguir trabajando. Agradece por la ayuda que está recibiendo de kiva y de fundación paraguaya.

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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
  • 47
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,204,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,480.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria to buy fabric, fasteners, adhesive and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013