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Bernardo is 53 years old and has been married to Angelina Santacruz, who is 54 years old, for thirty years. The couple has just one son who is married and currently living with them.

Bernardo has owned a food market for nine years, which he started with a small amount of capital provided by his wife who has had a boutique for 16 years which generates income.

Today, Bernardo counts on a well-established customer base thanks to the personalized attention he provides and for the variety of good quality products he offers.

The customer requests a loan for the purchase of merchandise such as: poultry, chorizo, cold cuts, sausage, rice and cheese, as these are the products in most demand at his business.
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El Sr. Bernardo tiene 53 años de edad, esta casado hace 30 años con la Sra. Angelina Santacruz de 54 años. La pareja tienen un único hijo, ya casado y que actualmente se encuentra viviendo con ellos.

Don Bernardo posee su negocio de autoservice hace 9 años, el cual comenzó con un pequeño capital que su señora le proveyó, ya que ella tiene una boutique desde hace 16 años hasta la actualidad, que le genera ingresos.

Hoy día don Bernardo ya cuenta con una clientela bien formada, gracias a la buena atención personalizada que él les otorga y por la variedad de productos de buena calidad que les ofrece.

El cliente solicita el préstamo para la compra de mercaderías como: pollo, chorizo, fiambre, morcilla, arroz, y queso ya que son estos productos los que presentan mayor demanda en su negocio.

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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
  • 55
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,181.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Bernardo to purchase poultry, chorizo, cheese, cold cuts, sausage, rice, yerba, sodas, crackers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2009
Feb 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010