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Mr. Leonardo is 35 years old and has been married to the 26 year-old Mrs. Lidia Osorio for 5 years. Right now, they have no children. Leonardo is a very enterprising person. Seven years ago he began to work with inoculated animals and go door-to-door in the city selling their meat. Back then he didn't own a space for a butcher's shop. Working in the streets of the city, he met Lidia, whom he later married, and together they decided to open a grocery store and butcher's shop in their own home. Today, Mr. Leonardo is in charge of the butcher's shop and Lidia runs the grocery store. They currently both anxiously await the birth of their first child, now that Lidia is two months pregnant. Mr. Leonardo requests a loan to buy some animals to butcher and sell in his shop.

Translated from Spanish by Geoff Rubin, Kiva volunteer.

El señor Leonardo tiene 35 años, lleva 5 años casado con la señora Lidia Osorio de 26 años y aún no tienen hijos. Leonardo es una persona muy emprendedora, hace 7 años empezó a faenar animales vacunos y a vender la carne casa por casa por la ciudad, ya que en aquel entonces no contaba con un local propio para instalar su carnicería. Trabajando por las calles de la ciudad conoció a la señora Lidia, con quién después se casó y juntos decidieron instalar una despensa y carnicería en su propia vivienda. Hoy día, Leonardo se encarga de la parte de la carnicería y doña Lidia de la despensa. Ahora juntos esperan ansiosos la venida del primer hijo, ya que Lidia se encuentra con 2 meses de embarazo. Solicita el préstamo para la compra de animales para luego faenarlos y venderlos en la carnicería.

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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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  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Leonardo the purchase of inoculated animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2007
Sep 29, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 2, 2008