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Francisco, 28, is single and has worked as a glazier for over 10 years. He learned this skill from his brother with whom he still works to this day. Francisco rents a small shop where he does all sorts of jobs such as: installing tempered window glass, building glass shelving, framing mirrors, etc. Francisco tells us that, in order to be able to begin work, he sought credit on his own and was able to buy the necessary basic elements for work such as: grinder, drill, metal saw, etc. Currently, he has many customers and needs capital to buy a large variety of glass so that he can fill his work orders on time thus pleasing his customers.
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El señor Francisco soltero de 28 años de edad, se dedica a realizar trabajos sobre vidrios desde hace más de 10 años, aprendió dicho rubro de su hermano con quien trabajaba hasta hoy día.

Francisco alquila un pequeño local en donde realiza todo tipo de trabajos tales como: colocación de vidrios templados para ventanas, carameleras, espejos con moldura y otros.

El señor Francisco comenta que para empezar a trabajar por cuenta propia accedió a un crédito y así pudo comprar los elementos necesarios de trabajo como amolador, taladro, cortador de hierro y otros. Actualmente ya cuenta con muchos clientes y necesita dicho capital para la compra en gran cantidad de las variedades de vidrio con el fin de realizar los trabajos a tiempo y no fallar con 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,750.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Francisco to buy merchandise (glass).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2009
Dec 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010