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Bernarda is a shopkeeper. For over five years, she has had a well-stocked convenience store in her home where she works with her husband, Ramón. She and Ramón have been married for over 20 years. He is retired and receives a state pension.

Bernarda has no complaints about her sales, as she has plenty of customers all day because there are two big workshops next-door to her business and many people stop by. She is a very hardworking person who pushes to keep working.

She is asking for this loan to buy clothing and notions so she will have more products in her store, which will attract more customers.
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La Sra. Bernarda es comerciante hace mas de 5 años tiene en su propia casa una despensa bien surtida donde trabaja con su esposo, el Sr. Ramón, con quien está casada hace más de 20 años el mismo es jubilado y percibe sueldo del estado.
Bernarda no se queja de sus ventas ya que tiene muchos clientes todo el día porque al lado de su negocio hay dos talleres grandes y llega mucha gente. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora que lucha por seguir trabajando.
Solicita este crédito para la compra de prendas y artículos de mercería, para poder implementar más productos a su despensa, y así para poder atraer a más 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
  • 86
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,419,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,005.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bernarda to buy clothing and notions, such as pans, shoes, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014