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Update on Alicia

Alicia is a widow and has four children who are all independent adults. She has a small family laundromat, where she works with one of her daughters. She also delivers cleaned and ironed clothes. They have customers from large businesses, which are doing very well.

She tells us that she wants to be able to keep helping her family through her job, so she always puts in all her effort. Her goal is to continue to grow and also to help others by giving them a place to work.

Alicia is requesting this loan to buy soaps, laundry detergent, deodorizers and other supplies to enable her to continue to complete her customers' orders.
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La Sra. Alicia, es viuda, tiene 4 hijos; ellos ya son independientes, mayores de edad. Ella tiene una pequeña lavandería familiar en donde trabaja con una de sus hijas, también realiza entrega de las ropas limpias y planchadas. Ellas tienen clientes de grandes empresas; en los que le va muy bien.
Ella nos comenta que desea poder seguir ayudando a su familia por medio de su trabajo, es por ello que se esfuerza siempre al máximo. Su meta es poder seguir creciendo y también poder ayudar a otras personas por medio de fuentes de trabajo.
Alicia solicita el crédito para la compra de jabones, enjuagues para ropas, aromatizantes y demás insumos para poder seguir cumpliendo con los pedidos de sus clientes.

Previous Loan Details

Alicia is a widow. She has four children who are all adults and independent. She has a small family laundry where she works with one of her daughters. She also delivers the clothes clean and ironed. They have large firms as customers that they charge monthly for their services. Alicia co... More from Alicia's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 99
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,480.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Alicia to buy soaps, laundry detergent, deodorizers and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Alicia. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More