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María, age 36, is married and has one daughter. They live in the center of the city of Itá in their own house. They have a grocery store in their house. The store is well stocked, well-known, and frequented by their neighbors and occasional customers.

The products that she offers are all of the basic needs items like sugar, rice, tea, dairy products, and other merchandise.

She also has another business, which consists of renting a pub. It is located in a strategic place in the city where you can get an aperitif every night.

The requested loan will be used to buy a greater quantity of basic needs merchandise for the grocery store that she has.
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La señora María tiene 36 años de edad es casada y tienen 1 hija, viven en el centro de la ciudad de Itá donde en su misma casa posee una despensa bien surtida conocida y frecuentada por sus sus vecinos y ocasionales clientes.
Los productos que ella ofrece son todos los de primera necesidad como azúcar, arroz, yerba, lácteos y otras mercaderías. También posee otro negocio que consiste en alquilar un salón ubicado en un lugar estratégico de la ciudad donde explota un copetín todas las noches.
El crédito solicitado por la Señora sería para comprar mayor cantidad de mercaderías de primera necesidad para la despensa que posee.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Maria to buy sugar, rice, tea, and dairy products, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Sep 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013