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Sotero is married to Marciana. They have five children and they try their best to be able to give them everything they need to continue to grow. Sotero works as a “macatero” (street vendor) selling products such as hammocks, bedspreads, and quilts door-to-door. He has been engaged in this activity for over twenty years. Through his dedication to the trade, he earned very good profits that enabled him support and help his family. He is a hardworking person who strives to succeed. He is requesting this loan to purchase blankets, hammocks, and other general items for the business. He has many orders because he works with other “macateros” in the area that bring him their products to sell in various parts of the country.
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El Señor Sotero, está casado con la Sra. Marciana, tienen cinco hijos, por quienes ambos se esfuerzan al máximo para poder darles todo lo que necesitan y sigan creciendo.
Don Sotero trabaja como macatero (Vendedor ambulante) vendiendo sus productos, como ser hamacas, sobrecamas, colchas de puerta en puerta hace mas de 20 años.
Su dedicación al rubro fue ya que dejaba muy buenas ganancias para poder mantener a su familia y ayudarlos. El es una persona muy trabajadora y que lucha por salir adelante.
Solicitó el préstamo para la compra de frazadas, hamacas y lo que tenga que ver con el negocio en general ya que cuenta con muchos pedidos porque trabaja con otros macateros de la zona que le llevan a vender sus productos en varios puntos del país.

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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
  • 115
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,172.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,325 helped Sotero to purchase blankets, hammocks, etc.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 27, 2013