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Gilberta is 29 years old, and is a single mother with one child. She lives in the city of Caacupé. She has had a business selling clothing and shoes for 3 years. She makes her sales in the Piribebuy and Paraguari neighborhoods on the basis of order she takes from her customers.

She tells us that because she is friendly and offers good prices on her products, she already has a good number of customers who always come to her to buy their products. Her dream is to be able to have a big store, which would enable her to give her son everything he needs so that he can have a life without limitations. Gilberta tells us that it takes a lot of self-sacrifice to work and be a mother, because she is on her own, but she doesn't get tired because she wants to give the best to her child.

With the loan that she is requesting from the Fundacion Paraguaya and Kiva, she wants to buy shoes and other garments so that she can meet the demand based on her customer's orders.
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Gilberta tiene 29 años, tiene 1 hijo y es madre soltera. Vive en la ciudad de Caacupé. Se dedica a la venta de ropas y calzados hace 3 años, realiza sus ventas en zonas de Piribebuy y Paraguari de acuerdo a los pedidos que le hacen sus clientes.
Cuenta que gracias a su amabilidad y buenos precios de sus productos ya tiene una muy buena clientela que siempre acude a ella a comprar sus productos. Su sueño es poder tener una gran tienda, y de esa forma darle a su hijo todo lo que necesita para tener una vida sin limitaciones. Gilberta nos dice que es muy sacrificado trabajar y ser madre, ya que ella se encuentra sola, pero que no se cansa, porque quiere dar lo mejor a su hijo.
Con el préstamo que solicita a la Fundación Paraguaya y a kiva quiere comprar calzados y otras prendas de vestir para cubrir la demanda de pedidos de parte de sus clientes.

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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

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,501,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,380.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Gilberta to buy clothing and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013