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Ninfa R. is 46 years old and has 3 children, one of them still of school age. Ninfa is married, and her husband works as a taxi driver using his own vehicle, which contributes to the family's economic support.

Ninfa has run a small store for the past ten years. At the same time, besides the sales she makes in her store, she also offers her customers fast foods and fruit salads. She does this work in addition to her work in the store.

She has invested the loan she obtained from the Paraguaya Foundation in buying merchandise, so that she can have a more varied inventory of products, such as meat, vegetables, beverages, etc. Ninfa's plan for the future is to add ice cream sales to her store.

Ninfa appreciates the loan she has received, because it is allowing her to grow as an entrepreneur and reach her goals more quickly.
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Ninfa R. es una señora de 46 años y tiene 3 hijos, uno de ellos aun en edad escolar. Ninfa esta casada y su marido quien se dedica a trabajar en un taxi de su propiedad, con lo que se complementa la economía de la familia.

La Sra. posee una despensa desde hace unos diez años. Así también, paralelamente a las ventas realizadas en la despensa pone a disposición de sus clientes comidas rápidas, ensaladas de fruta, actividades con las que complementa su despensa.

El crédito obtenido de la Fundación Paraguaya piensa invertirlo en la compra de mercaderías, de manera a tener un stock de productos mas variados como carne, verduras, bebidas, etc. El futuro proyecto de Ninfa es incluir venta de helados a su despensa.

Ninfa Agradece el crédito obtenido, pues le permite crecer en su emprendimiento y acercarse de manera mas rápida a los objetivos que se propone.

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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
  • 16
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,143,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,675.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ninfa buying merchandise for her store, such as noodles, rice, sugar, vegetables, beverages and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011