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Luciana
Mrs. Luciana V. is 44 years old and separated from her husband 10 years ago. During the 12 years they were married, they had 5 children. Luciana proudly takes responsibility for their care, nutrition, studies, etc, and she has moved forward with no problems.

Two of her children are university students, the oldest is in his fourth year of Dentistry school and the other a sophomore studying Business Administration. Her other three children, 18, 15, and 9 years old, are still in high school and elementary school.

Ten years ago, when Luciana separated from her husband, she began making cakes and alfajores (soft cookies filled with caramel). Today she sells her delicious products to several businesses in the city as well as filling individual orders for social events like birthdays, weddings, and other parties.

Thanks to the high quality of her products, she has many customers and her orders are increasing. As her income increases, she is able to continue paying for her children’s studies. Her goal is for all of them to be able to complete a college education.

She is asking for this loan to buy flour, sugar, butter and eggs in order to complete her customer’s orders.
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La Sra. Luciana V. de 44 años, se separó de su esposo hace 10 años , el matrimonio duró 12 años y en ese tiempo tuvieron cinco hijos, quienes quedaron bajo su responsabilidad, encargándose orgullosamente de sus cuidados, alimentación, estudios etc., que ella lo llevo adelante sin problema hasta la fecha.


Dos de sus hijos está estudiando en la universidad, el mayor está en el cuarto año de Odontología y el otro en segundo año de Administración de Empresas, los tres restantes de 18, 15 y 9 años están en la primaria y secundaria.

La señora Luciana se inició en la elaboración de tortas, alfajores, hace 10 años después de quedarse sola, hoy día le provee con sus sabrosos productos a varios negocios de la ciudad, además realiza trabajo sobre pedido para acontecimientos sociales como cumpleaños, casamientos, y otras actividades.

Gracias a la buena calidad de sus productos, tiene clientela formada y cada vez está aumentando sus pedidos y por ende sus ingresos, que le permite de esta forma seguir costeando los estudios de sus hijos y su ideal es que todos puedan terminar una carrera universitaria.

La clienta solicita el préstamo para la compra de mercaderías como: harina, azúcar, manteca y huevos y así poder cumplir con todos los pedidos.

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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
  • $30,816,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,181.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Luciana purchase ingredients for making cakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 9, 2009
Listed
Feb 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2010