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Vicenta Irene
Vicenta Chera, 55, owns a store in Trinidad Mariano Roque Alonso neighborhood; she is originally from Asunción.

She used to work as a domestic employee. Gradually, she had enough savings to start selling beer from a room in her house where she had a refrigerator.

The business grew and she began to stock items besides beverages; she now had home use products.

In time, she had a small room built in front of her house that she uses as a store.
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La Sra. Vicenta Chera tiene 55 años y es dueña de un comercio en la zona del Barrio Trinidad Mariano Roque Alonso , la misma es oriunda de Asunción.
Anteriormente ella trabajaba como empleada domestica y poco a poco fue ahorrando el capital y empezó a vender cervezas, y en salón que tiene en su casa utilizando su heladera.
Luego su negocio fue creciendo y compra mas productos para vender no solo bebidas ya contaba con mercaderías de uso doméstico.
Y con el tiempo mandó hacer un pequeño salón frente a su casa donde ofrece sus productos.

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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
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,655.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Vicenta Irene to buy beverages like: sodas, wine, beer, soft-drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011