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Elva is 44 years old, she lives with her parents, has four children and is a single mother. Two of her children are grown and two are still in school.

Elva owns a small store which she opened thanks to some savings that she gathered while she worked with her father raising and selling pigs.

Today, her store generates good income, allowing her to live in her own house which she bought with the earnings generated from her store.

She is asking for a loan to buy merchandise such as sugar, milk, canned goods, meat, fruit, vegetables, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Elva tiene 44 años de edad, vive con sus padres y tiene cuatro hijos, ella es madre soltera. Dos de sus hijos ya son mayores de edad y los otros están en edad escolar aún.

Elva posee una despensa, lo abrió gracias a unos ahorros que fue juntando cuando trabajaba con su padre, ambos se dedicaban a la cría y venta de cerdos.

Actualmente, su despensa genera buenos ingresos, ellos ahora viven en una casa propia que lograron comprarla con las ganancias que generó la despensa.

Ella solicita el crédito para comprar mercaderías como azúcar, leche, productos enlatados, carne, frutas, verduras, etc.

Additional Information

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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,686.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Elva purchase merchandise such as sugar, milk, canned goods, meat, fruit, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2007
Nov 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009