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María
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Maria is a young entrepreneur. She is 32, married and the mother of three children - the oldest being a 16
years old girl and two boys aged 12 and 2 years old. The girl and the oldest boy are attending school and
they are distinguished students due to their sense of responsibility and good grades.


They have lived in their own home for over ten years. They were able to own this house thanks to her effort
and her husband dedication to succeed in life and provide a good education for their children. Her
husband sells different kinds of merchandise in the city's local market, while Maria sells men's and
women's clothing through orders.


Since Encarnacion borders the city of Posadas, Argentina, her main customers belong to the
neighboring country. They place the orders and she takes the merchandise to them in either small or large
quantities.


Maria says that profits have helped her save and cover family's expenses, that is the reason she constantly
wishes to increase merchandise stock so that she can fulfill the orders placed by her growing clientele.
This time she is requesting a credit line in order to purchase more merchandise such as, jeans pants,
skirts, t-shirts, blouses, socks, shoes and others.



Translated from Spanish by Bertolt Cantalice, Kiva Volunteer



Maria es una joven mujer emprendedora de 32 años, casada y madre de tres hijos, la mayor de 16 años y dos varones de 12 y 2 años. Los hijos mayores ya van al colegio, y se destacan por su responsabilidad y buenas calificaciones.



Ellos viven en su casa propia hace mas de 10 años, casa que pudieron adquirir gracias al esfuerzo de ella y su marido que lucha día a día junto a ella para salir adelante y darle la mejor educación a sus hijos. Su marido se dedica a la venta de distintos tipos de mercaderías en el mercado municipal de la ciudad, mientras que María se dedica a la venta de ropas para damas y caballeros bajo pedido.

Ya que la ciudad de Encarnación limita con la ciudad de Posadas – Argentina, sus principales clientes son del vecino país, ya que ellos le realizan los pedidos y ella los lleva para venderlos ya se en poca o en grandes cantidades.



María dice que sus ganancias la han ayudado bastante a ahorrar y con los gastos de la familia, es por eso que constantemente ella desea ampliar su stock de mercaderías de modo a abastecer los pedidos de su creciente clientela. Hoy día ella esta solicitando un crédito con el que podrá comprar mercaderías como jeans, faldas, camisas, remeras, ropa para otoño, medias, algunos calzados, entre 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

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 132
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,370.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped María purchase clothing for retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 23, 2008
Listed
May 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009