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Mrs. Claudia C. is 39 years old and is married to Mr. Alejandro Silva who is 51 years old, they have 7 children studying in high school. Mrs. Claudia has worked as a maid for many years, her husband is a storekeeper and with their savings they have been able to purchase a house and put a pantry in it.
They live 10 kilometers from the center of the city in a house; she has already formed customers that are mostly her neighbors. She would like in the future to open a small supermarket because there isn't one in her neighborhood and it is a necessity for the locals. The loan will be invested in the purchase of rice, noodles, milk, bread, sugar, sodas, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Fallon Shields, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Claudia C. posee 39 años esta casada con el señor Alejandro Silva de 51 años, poseen 7 hijos cursando actualmente la secundaria.

La señora trabajaba como empleada durante varios años, su marido es comerciante y con los ahorros de ambos lograron comprar para su casa y poner para su despensa. Vive a unos 10 km. del centro de la ciudad en una villa, posee una clientela ya formada que en la mayoría son sus vecinos.

Le gustaría en el futuro abrir un pequeño supermercado ya que en la zona en donde vive no cuentan y es una necesidad para los habitantes del lugar.

El préstamo será invertido en la compra de arroz, fideo, leche, pan, azúcar, gaseosas etc.

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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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,945.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Claudia to purchase rice, noodles, oil, eggs, cheese, bread, and sodas, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009