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Maria T. is 36 years old. She is single and has a one year old son. She lives with her sister at a rented house. She told us that her son is her greatest joy and motivation to go forward.

Two years ago she opened a clothes store in the Santani municipal market. She mainly sells kids clothes and female underwear. She told us that the business is going really well. There's plenty of demand from her clients because of the good quality and service that is provided.

Maria wishes to continue progressing and extending her business. She is planning to start selling shoes for both ladies and gentleman. Therefore, she requests a $500 credit which she will invest in purchasing these products to sell at her store.

Translated from Spanish by Yael Schwartzman, Kiva Volunteer.

María T., tiene 36 años, es soltera y tiene un hijo de 1 año, ella vive con su hermana en una casa rentada. Nos cuenta de que su hijo es su mayor alegría y motivación para seguir adelante.
Hace dos años abrió un negocio de venta de ropas, en el mercado municipal de Santaní, ella vende principalmente ropas para niños además de ropa interior para damas. Nos cuenta que el negocio marcha muy bien, tienen bastante demanda de parte de sus clientes gracias a la buena calidad de sus productos y la buena atención que brindan.
María desea seguir progresando y ampliando el negocio, por lo que tiene pensado vender calzados para damas y caballeros; para ello solicita un crédito de $ 500 que los invertirá en la compra de estos productos para la venta en su negocio.

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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.

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  • $8,400
    Average annual income
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  • $35,114,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María purchase shoes for ladies and gentleman.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2007
Aug 29, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 3, 2008