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Mrs. Lucia Centurión de Barrios is from the city of Guayaibi; she is a widow and is 61 years old. She owns her house and lives with her daughters.

She is the owner of a grocery store that has been operating for 29 years, at an excellent commercial location. She has established clientele thanks to her good stock of products.

She also has 2 shops that she rents out which generate monthly income.

In her grocery store, she sells various food items such as flour, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, sodas, canned goods, etc. The loan she asks for will be used to increase the quantity and variety of brands in her grocery store.

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La señora Lucia Centurión de Barrios es de la ciudad de Guayaibi, es viuda, tiene 61 años, con casa propia, y vive con sus hijas.

Es propietaria de una despensa que funciona hace 29 años, con excelente ubicación comercial, y clientela formada, gracias a su buen stock de mercaderías.

También tiene 2 salones que alquila, y le genera otros ingresos mensuales.

En su despensa vende artículos y comestibles varios como harina, carne, huevos, verduras, frutas, gaseosas, enlatados, etc. El crédito que solicita lo invertirá para surtir de mayor cantidad de variedad de marcas su despensa.

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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
  • 75
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,749,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,655.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lucia purchase flour, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, sodas, canned goods, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2009