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Sra. María is 44 years old, single, and has two dependent children who are in elementary school. She runs a food pantry out of her home and has approximately ten years of experience in this business. María started selling drinks in front of her house, but she later set up a small kiosk that continued to grow. She currently has a good clientele and a sufficient inventory of merchandise.

María is requesting a loan to buy merchandise such as sugar, herbs, noodles, baked goods, and beverages.

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La Sra. María tiene 44 años, es soltera tiene 2 hijos menores de edad, ambos cursan la educación primaria.
Posee una despensa en su domicilio, con una antigüedad de 10 años aproximadamente, se inicio con la venta de bebidas en frente a su domicilio, luego de a poco cargo un pequeño kiosko que fue creciendo, actualmente tiene buena clientela y un buen inventario de mercaderías.
Solicita el crédito para la compra de mercaderías tales como: azúcar, yerba, fideos, panificados y bebidas en general.

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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
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,689.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria purchase sugar, herbs, noodles, baked goods, and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010