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María Del Carmen
Ms. María del Carmen E. has been living with her domestic partner for 15 years. They have two underage children together, one of whom already attends private school. Her business is well-situated in a highly commercial zone on Dr. Paiva Avenue. She started out with a capital of 500,000 PYG (approximately $120.00 USD), which grew as the time passed. She currently has a large client-base.

She is requesting this loan in order to purchase merchandise such as t-shirts, blouses, and assorted undergarments, some of which are semi-new.

One of her aspirations is to be able to expand her business with equipment and furniture soon in order to offer her customers a more comfortable and enjoyable setting.

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La señora María del Carmen E., es soltera, la misma tiene una pareja con la cual vive desde hace 15 años, y tienen dos hijos, quienes son menores de edad y uno de ellos ya acude a una escuela privada. El negocio lo tiene muy bien ubicado, zona altamente comercial, sobre la Avda. Dr. Paiva, inició con un capital de Gs. 500.000.- U$ 120.- aproximadamente, que fue ampliando con el correr de los años, pues actualmente cuenta con una amplia cartera de clientes.

La señora retira el préstamo para la compra de varios artículos de mercería como remeras, blusas, lencería variada, algunas de ellas son semi nuevas.

Una de sus aspiraciones es poder ampliar próximamente este negocio, en lo que se refiere al equipamiento o mobiliario para poder ofrecer un ambiente más cómodo y ameno a sus clientes.

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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
  • $32,371,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,970.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped María Del Carmen purchase t-shirts, blouses, undergarments, and children’s apparel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2008
Oct 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009