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Nidia is 37 years old and married to Cresencio Sosa. They have 3 young children who are currently students at the district school.

Her husband is a fisherman. Nidia works together with him and sells fish. They've had this business for 14 years and so far, it has done well. They started with a boat where Cresencio went fishing and Nidia traveled to different homes and businesses to sell th fish. They started to make some progress little by little and today, they have a larger boat as well as a permanent fish stand in the market of their municipality. In addition, Nidia owns a mobile stand that she bought in a fair which she uses to travel to various cities to exhibit and sell different products.

These are the different types of fish they sell: tiger catfish, dolphin fish, pacu, as well as others. Nidia seeks a loan to buy a wide variety of fish at wholesale prices since there is a high demand for them at this time of the year.

Translated from Spanish by Geraldine Kim, Kiva Translator.

La señora Nidia tiene 37 años de edad, esta casada con Cresencio Sosa y tienen 3 hijos, todos menores, y que actualmente están estudiando en una escuela de la zona.

Su marido es pescador y junto con él, Nidia, se dedica a la venta de pescados. Hace ya 14 años que tienen el negocio, y cuentan que les va muy bien. Empezaron con un bote, con el cual Cresencio iba a pescar y luego Nidia recorría casas y negocios para vender los pescados. Poco a poco fueron progresando y hoy día ya tienen una lancha más grande, y ya tienen un puesto fijo de venta en el mercado municipal de la ciudad. Además de este puesto de venta, Nidia, posee un puesto propio adquirido en una feria que recorre diferentes ciudades exponiendo diferentes tipos de productos.

Entre los diferentes tipos de pescados que venden podemos citar: Surubí, Dorado, Pacu, Piraña, Mandi´i, entre otros. Nidia solicita el crédito para comprar mayor cantidad y variedad de pescado, ya que en esta época del año la demanda de los mismos aumenta considerablemente.

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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
  • 33
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,195,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,777.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Nidia to buy fish at wholesale prices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009