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Mrs. Benita is a businesswoman and runs a business from her house. She has a small store and restaurant. She has a lot of customers, as she is located in a busy area. Her customers are has regulars, travelers, salaried workers, etc. At first she had to invest some money in her business, but afterwards, with a lot of effort, she was able to improve her business. Now she is well known in her area. Her objective is to maintain her business and improve her workplace. This is why she has found KIVA. She is asking for this loan in order to buy supplies such as meat, vegetables, condiments, eggs and other items that she uses frequently.
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La Sra. Benita, es comerciante y tiene su negocio en su casa, tiene una despensa y comedor, con buen movimiento comercial ya que esta en una zona muy recurrida, tiene una clientela formada , pasajeros, asalariados. Comenta que al principio le costó un poco, pero que después de mucho esfuerzo ha podido mejorar y hoy ya es muy conocida en el barrio.
Su objetivo es mantener y fortalecer su puesto de trabajo, por esta razón ha recurrido a la fundación y a Kiva, y solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de insumos, como ser carnes, verduras, condimentos, huevos y demás, ya que son insumos que utiliza mucho.

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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
  • 126
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,168.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Benita to buy meat, vegetables, condiments, eggs and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014