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A loan of $1,150 helped purchase merchandise.


Pociano's story

Sr. Ponciano is 62 years old and married. He has five children and numerous grandchildren who give him a reason to live. Today he has his own business that enabled him to educate all of his children and allow them to go on to university. His family business is one in which everyone helps attend to the customers when they are not studying. For the past 16 years, Ponciano has received support from Fundación Paraguaya and for this he is very grateful. He hopes to continue progressing and that his children will achieve the college education that he was not able to obtain.


This loan will be used to acquire merchandise for his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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