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Laura is 29 years old, married to Diego Cabrera for 8 years, and they have a 7 year old son that goes to elementary school.

Together they work to support their family. They have a cafe (dining room) where they sell all kinds of fast food, soft drinks, and sweets. The business has had a steady clientele for several years. In addition, Laura also sews. In the future she would like to expand her current business and have a clothing store.

She wants her son to continue to study, finish school and pursue studies in the university so that he will have better opportunities in life.

The loan will be used to buy merchandise for her cafe, such as soft drinks, meat, eggs, oil, ground cracker, and bread for sandwiches.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva volunteer.

La señora Laura tiene 29 años esta casada con el Señor Diego Cabrera hace mas de 8 años, cuentan con un hijo de 7 años que va a la escuela primaria.

Juntos trabajan para mantener la familia, poseen un copetín (comedor) en donde se vende todo tipo de comidas rápidas, gaseosas y golosinas. El negocio ya cuenta con una clientela formada hace varios años, además, ella también se dedica a la confección. Le gustaría poner para el futuro una tienda de ropas y ampliar más su negocio actual.

Desea que su hijo estudie, culmine sus estudios primarios y en el futuro seguir una carrera universitaria que sea de su agrado de modo a obtener mejores oportunidades en la vida.

El préstamo lo utilizará para comprar insumos para su copetín, tales como gaseosas, carne, huevo, aceite, galleta molida, pan para sándwiches.

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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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,961,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,777.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Laura purchase soda pop, meat, oil, eggs, ground cracker, bread for sandwiches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 1, 2007
Nov 16, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009