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Mr. José P. (59) is married to Miriam (48), and they have lived in a rental house for more than 10 years with their two grown daughters. One of them has a snack bar near the regional hospital; the other is a student at the university and works in the city of Encarnación.

He is a shoemaker by profession, owner of a shoe store located 50 meters from the bus terminal for over 30 years. His wife used to work providing catering service, which she quit in order to help her husband in the shoe store so that they could fill all the orders from customers and have a better income.

Mr. José's dream is that his younger daughter complete her studies in the university, so that in the future she can be a professional and obtain better opportunities in life. She is the only one among her siblings who has had the opportunity to attend the university.

He is requesting this loan of $300 for the purchase of materials for making shoes, such as glue, shoemakers' thread, leather, etc. In this way he will be able to fill all the orders without any inconveniences.

(Translated from the Spanish by Naomi Johnson, Kiva volunteer)

EL Señor José P. (59) casado con Miriam (48), viven en alquiler hace mas de 10 años con sus dos hijas mayores de edad. Una de ellas posee un copetín cerca del hospital regional; la otra, es estudiante universitaria y trabaja en la Municipalidad de Encarnación.

El señor es de profesión zapatero, propietario de una zapatería ubicado a 50 mts de la terminal de ómnibus hace más de 30 años. Su Señora trabajaba realizando servicios de viandas (catering) la cual tuvo que dejar para poder ayudar a su marido en la zapatería para así concretar todos los pedidos de los clientes y poder tener mejor ingreso.

El sueño del Sr. José es que su hija menor culmine sus estudios universitarios para que en el futuro pueda ser una profesional y obtener mejores oportunidades en la vida, ya que es la única que tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar entre sus hermanos.

El cliente esta solicitando este crédito de $ 300, para la compra de materia prima para la zapatería, como ser pegamentos, hilo de zapatero cueros etc. y así poder realizar todos los pedidos sin ningún inconveniente.

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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
  • 15
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  • $37,123,950
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José to buy materials for making shoes, such as glue, shoemakers' thread, leather, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2007
Sep 26, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 27, 2008