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Marcelina is 53 years old and for the last 30 years has been married to her husband Luis, who is 64. They did not have any biological children, but they were able to adopt four children. Two of the children are now married and living independently, and they other two still live at home.

She has had a grocery store for eight years. She started with the help of her husband, who used his earnings from growing crops to help start the business. The income from this business now covers the household expenses as well as school fees.

She is seeking a loan in order to buy noodles, flour, oil, herbs, tapioca, cookies, candy and drinks, which are the top-selling items in her business. This will enable her to offer a greater variety of products to her customers and allow for the possibility of increasing her income.
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La Señora Marcelina tiene 53 años, está casada desde hace 30 años con el señor Luis de 64 años, con quien no tuvo ningún hijo, pero llegaron a adoptar cuatro hijos de los cuales dos ya se casaron y viven en forma independiente y otras dos están viviendo con ellos.
La Sra. Marcelina tiene una despensa desde hace 8 años, empezó con la ayuda de su marido que tiene cultivo de productos agrícolas y con su ganancia empezaron el negocio que ahora le sirve para cubrir los gastos familiares y del estudio.
Solicita este préstamo para la compra de fideos, harina, aceites, yerba, galleta, mandioca, bebidas , golosinas, que es lo que mas vende en su negocio, así ofrecer más variedad a sus clientes y tener la posibilidad de aumentar sus ingresos.-

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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
  • 93
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,501,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Marcelina to buy noodles, flour, oil, herbs, tapioca, cookies, candy, drinks and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013