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Crisitina A. B. is 47 years old and she is single and she is the mother of 4 grown children. Previously Cristina was an employee in a larger business in the region. But her salary was very meager and so she decided to go into business for herself. She set up a stand from where to sell vegetables and fruits in the city's market.

Thanks to the profits she has earned selling fruits and vegetables she has managed to send her kids to school and to see them graduate high school.

Currently she requests a loan to supplement her stock of merchandise, to have greater quantity of products to offer her clients.
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La señora Cristina A. Báez tiene 47 años, es soltera y tiene 4 hijos, todos mayores de edad.
Anteriormente Cristina era empleada de un local comerciante importante de la zona. Como en aquel entonces era muy poco lo que percibía como salario decidió independizarse y abrir su propio negocio. Fue así que habilitó un puestito de ventas de verduras y frutas en el mercado de la cuidad.
Gracias a sus ingresos de las ventas de frutas y verduras pudo lograr que sus hijos terminaran sus estudios secundarios.
En la actualidad quiere seguir ampliando su stock en mercaderías para así poder tener mayor cantidad de clientes.

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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
  • 15
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,138,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,750.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Cristina to purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011