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Teodora, 48, is a widow and has a grown son who always helps her out. Teodora has been a merchant for 7 years. She has a well-stocked dispensary with all of the basic goods in well-populated area of the city. She says that she began with a small kiosk when she moved to the Avenue, and with a lot of sacrifice she grew her business. There is a lot of competition in the area. She also says that she is very proud of her work because with her efforts she has been able to support and educate her only son. Now her son has a good job and helps her with the household costs. Teodora asks for a loan to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other items so that she can continue offering variety to her customers.
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La Sra. Teodora tiene 48 años de edad, es viuda y tiene un hijo ya mayor que siempre la ayuda. La Sra. Teodora es comerciante hace 7 años, tiene una despensa bien surtida con todas las comodidades en un lugar bastante poblado de la ciudad. Comenta que comenzó con un pequeño kiosko cuando se mudo sobre la avenida, con mucho sacrificio fue creciendo ya que en la zona hay mucha competencia. Además comenta que está muy orgullosa de su trabajo ya con el su esfuerzo pudo ofrecer la manutención y educación de su hijo único. Ahora su hijo ya le ayuda con los gastos de la casa porque está bien empleado. Teodora solicita el crédito para la compra de arroz, fideos, carne, bebidas, y demás insumos para poder seguir ofreciendo variedad a 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
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,479,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,448.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Teodora to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013