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Juana is 56 years old, married to Ramon Vera, who is 54 years old. They live in their own home and have two children who are grown.

Juana began working as a vendor with her father when she was very young. Over time, she was able to acquire the know-how needed to be a good businesswoman. Now she has a store full of merchandise in a location that is oft-frequented by her neighbors.

Thanks to the earnings generated by the business, Juana was able to send her children to school. Now one of her nephews works with her and she is paying for his studies.

She needs this loan to buy more merchandise.
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Juana tiene 56 años de edad, está casada con Ramón Vera de 54 años. Ellos viven en casa propia y tienen 2 hijos que son mayores de edad.

Juana empezó desde muy joven a trabajar con su padre como vendedora. Con el tiempo pudo adquirir los conocimientos necesarios para ser una buena comerciante, hoy día tiene una despensa con muchas mercaderias y es un sitio muy concurrido por los vecinos.

Gracias a las ganancias adquiridas en su negocio pudo hacer estudiar a sus hijos, actualmente trabaja con ella un sobrino a quien ayuda a pagar sus estudios.

Necesita el crédito para la compra de mercaderias.

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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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,115.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Juana purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2009
Apr 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2010