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Ms. Apolonia S. is 32 years old and is single.

She has a business in the Capiata neighborhood, where she also lives. Apolonia sells food, cleaning products, and basic household products to her neighbors. She gets up very early to go to the Abasto Market, where she buys everything necessary to stock her store, which is the only one of its kind in the area. With this business she has been able to build a small home on the land she inherited from her parents. Apolonia needs this loan to better stock her business, as she has regular customers and every day gets more orders.
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La señora Apolonia S. tiene 32 años y es soltera .

Ella tiene este negocio en un barrio de la ciudad de Capiata, que es donde vive. Apolonia provee de alimentos, materiales de limpieza, productos básicos de la canasta familiar a sus vecinos. Ella se levanta muy temprano para ir al Mercado de Abasto, lugar donde compra todo lo necesario para surtir la despensa ya que es la unica en la zona. Con este negocio logro constuir una pequeña vivienda en el terreno que le heredo sus padres. Apolonia nesecita de este credito para ampliar su despensa ya que tiene una buena clientela formada y cada vez tiene mas 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
  • 112
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,080.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Apolonia buy flour, sugar, rice, noodles, milk, meat, eggs, mate (tea), bread, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2009
Mar 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2010