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Santiago
Santiago is 48 years old, is married to Mariana de S. and together they have four children of which two are adults. They work in the center of Ciudad del Este as salaried workers and the other two younger children are still in school. One of them is a 15 year old male helps his father with the business after school in the afternoon by accompanying him on his daily sales, selling cigarettes of all brands, for example: Kentuki, Kent, Philips Morris, Marlboro among others.

Santiago has dedicated himself to this work for more than eight years. He says that in the morning he fills requests for all the local stores, supermarket and kiosks. In the afternoon he delivers the merchandise in his van which he was able to purchase from money saved from this job.

Santiago uses his profits to support the household and, together with his wife, also help their children with family costs.

Santiago says that sales are going very well. Because of this, he would like to acquire a larger amount of merchandise, especially Kent and Kentucky brands that are his star products. In this manner he will be able to meet the strong demand that his products have in the area and make his sales.
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Santiago , tiene 48 años está casado con la señora Mariana de S. y juntos tienen cuatro hijos de los cuales dos son mayores de edad, trabajan en el centro de ciudad del este como asalariados y los otros dos son menores de edad que van todavía a la escuela, uno de ellos que es un varón de quince años, es el que sigue el trabajo de su papa después de llegar de la escuela por la tarde acompaña a su padre en sus ventas diarias, venden cigarrillos de todas la marcas por ejemplo: Kentuki, Kent, Philips Morris, Marlboro entre otros.

Santiago se ha dedicado a este rubro por más de ocho años, el comenta que por la mañana sale a levantar los pedidos por toda la zona en despensas, supermercados, kioscos, etc. Y por la tarde hace la entrega de las mercaderías en su furgón que pudo comprar con el dinero que ahorraba de este trabajo.

Santiago, con sus ganancias de las ventas aporta a los ingresos de la casa, junto con su señora y también con la ayuda de sus hijos hacen frente a los gastos familiares.

Santiago, comenta que tiene bastante venta. Es por ello que desea adquirir mayor cantidad de mercaderías especialmente de la marca Kent y Kentucky ya que son sus mercaderías estrellas de este modo podrá abastecer la fuerte demanda que tiene en la zona donde sale a hacer su venta.

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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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,204,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,979.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Santiago compra de cigarrillos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 26, 2008
Listed
Dec 31, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2009