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Don Juan A. is 61 years old and happily married to Señora Paulina Bazan, who is 68 years old. They are the parents of a daughter who is 13 years old and a student of the 8th grade.

Señor Juan began this activity eleven years ago. Since then he had been working abroad so he could save up capital, and upon his return he invested it to begin his own carpentry shop. His carpentry shop has been growing more and more each day giving him a collection of top-level machinery and an expansion on his work garage, all thanks to the quality of his products and his good service.

Don Juan is requesting a loan to purchase merchandise like different types of wood, because with more raw materials he will be able to make a greater variety of furniture models, increase his stock of merchandise, and in this way offer top-quality furniture to his clients.

Translated from Spanish by Jay Osborne, Kiva volunteer

Don Juan A. de 61 años de edad, está felizmente casado con la Sra. Paulina Bazan de 68 años de edad. Son padres de una nena de 13 años de edad que es estudiante del 8º grado de la escuela primaria.

El Señor Juan se inicio en esta actividad hace 11años, ya que hasta entonces él se encontraba trabajando en el extranjero, gracias a ello pudo ahorrar para su capital operativo, a su regreso lo invirtio para emprender su propia carpinteria. Cabe mencionar que su carpinteria va creciendo cada día más con su stock de maquinarias de primer nivel y la ampliación de su galpón, gracias a la calidad de sus productos y su buen servicio.

Don Juan solicita el prestamo para la compra de mercaderias como maderas aserradas y en rollos; ya que con mas materia prima, podrá fabricar muebles de variados modelos, para aumentar su stock de mercaderias y asi ofrecer a sus clientes muebles de primera calidad .

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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
  • 69
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,045,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juan to buy different types of wood for making his furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2007
Sep 3, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 8, 2008