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Mrs. Mariela Portillos is 34 years old and married to 52 year old Mr. Leonardo Mareco. They have one 4 year old son.

Mariela began this business with the capital she acquired by selling a car back in 2003. She bought various sewing machines and fabric with which she decided to open her own seamstress shop. Today she has various people that work with her and a well established clientele.

Mariela will invest this loan in buying more merchandise and in this way be able to meet the demands of her customers.
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La Sra. Mariela P. 34 años de edad y esta casada con el Sr. Leonardo Mareco de 52 años de edad. Ellos tienen 1 hijo de 4 años.

Doña Mariela comenzó con este negocio con el capital adquirido por la venta de un automovil, aproximadamente en el año 2003. Ella se compro varias máquinas de coser y telas con la que desidió emprender su propio taller de costuras, en la actualidad tiene varias personas que trabaja con ella y una gran clientela ya formada.

La Sra. Mariela invertiría este crédito para comprar más mercaderías, y asi poder satisfacer las demandas de sus clientes.

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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
  • 28
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,115.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mariela buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2009
Apr 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010