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María, 61, lives in the city of Itá in her oldest son’s house. She’s been sewing for more than 20 years. Despite her age she’s a very hardworking woman who strives and struggles to be able to help at home and not feel like a burden.

She’s always worked and doesn’t shy away from it. The loan she’s asking for will be used to finish her workshop’s bathroom so that it will be in better conditions to provide better customer service.
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La señora Maria tiene 61 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Itá, vive en casa de su hijo el mayor, y ella se dedica a la Costura hace más de 20 años. Ella pese a la edad es una persona muy trabajadora, que lucha y se esfuerza para poder ser de ayuda en la casa, y no sentirse una molestia.
Desde siempre ha trabajado y no teme a hacerlo. El préstamo que la señora Maria solicita es para la terminación de su baño del taller de costura, ya que así tendrá una mejor condición y podrá dar un mejor servicio a su clientela.

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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
  • 92
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,964,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,457.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Maria to finish the workshop's bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014