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Gertrudis
Gertrudis is married with four children, two of which are currently working in Argentina. Her two youngest children live with her and are the reason Gertrudis struggles every day to be able to provide for them the best she can. She owns a small, well-stocked grocery store that is very well-known in her neighborhood. One of Gertrudis' daughters helps her to take care of it. Her store and the help of her family allows Gertrudis to help her family get ahead. She was able to open the store with some money she saved from her previous job. Her husband works in a laundromat that they opened from their patio. With the earnings from both of these businesses, Gertrudis and her husband pay their household expenses.

Gertrudis is requesting this loan in order to buy fruit, vegetables, meat and other supplies to keep her grocery store stocked so that she can keep providing her customers with items they need.
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La Sra. Gertrudis es Casada, tiene 4 hijos de los cuales 2 de ellos están en la Argentina trabajando y los restantes aun son pequeños que son el motivo de su lucha de todos los días, procurando poder darles lo mejor.
Ella tiene una despensa bien surtida y muy conocida en el barrio. Una de sus hijas le ayuda en con las tareas en la despensa, y asi están saliendo adelante gracias a la ayuda de la familia. Consiguió montar su despensa con un poco de dinero que le había juntado con el trabajo que realizaba anteriormente como asalariada. Cuenta también que su marido trabaja en un lavadero que montaron en su patio para que con ese ingreso pueda ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de frutas, verduras, carnes, y demás insumos para poder seguir surtiendo su negocio y dando a sus clientes lo que necesitan.

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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
  • 74
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,816,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,230.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Gertrudis to buy fruit, vegetables, meat and other supplies to stock her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 22, 2014