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Blanca is 36 and lives with her partner Jorge, 44, for more than 17 years. They have three children, one girl and two school-aged boys. Blanca works selling clothes; she began this business after her return from Buenos Aires, where she worked as a housekeeper. Her partner is a builder and helps with household expenses. Blanca sells all kinds of clothing and with the income from this activity helps support her family. In spite of having a lot of competition, she doesn’t complain; rather she says that she already has a good customer base to whom she caters daily, weekly or monthly.

The loan that she is requesting is for the purchase of business merchandise such as jeans, shirts, suits, jackets, tracksuits, sweaters, boots, etc. that she will supply according to her customers’ requests. Later they will be charged in easy installments.
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Blanca tiene 36 años de edad y vive en pareja con Jorge de 44 años de edad hace mas de 17 años, tienen tres hijos, una mujer y dos varones en edades escolares.
Ella se dedica en la venta de ropa, dicho negocio empezó después de su vuelta de Buenos Aires donde trabajaba como empleada doméstica.
Su pareja es constructor y le ayuda con los gastos del hogar.
Blanca se dedica a la venta de prendas de vestir de todo tipo y con los ingresos de dicha actividad ayuda al sustento familiar.
A pesar de que tiene mucha competencia ella no se queja y afirma que tiene buena clientela ya formada a quienes surte en forma diaria, semanal o mensual.
El crédito que está solicitando es para la compra de mercaderías para su negocio tales como: jeans, remeras, conjuntos, camperas, buzos, suéter, botas,etc. que traerá en base a los pedidos que le han hecho sus clientes y luego les cobrará en cómodas cuotas.

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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
  • 36
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,740.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Blanca purchase of Merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011