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Andrés is 36 and is married to Graciela, 37, and they have two children

They have run a convenience store out of their home for the past five years, and Andrés' wife is a teacher at a school in their neighborhood.

They are hard-working and responsible people. According to their neighbors, they also help in the community.

They are requesting a loan to purchase supplies for their convenience store, such as sugar, noodles, soft drinks, snacks, milk, bread, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Marty Greenstein, Kiva Volunteer

El señor Andrés tiene 36 años y esta casado con la señora Graciela de 37 años, y tienen 2 hijos.

Tienen en su casa una despensa, desde hace 5 años, y su esposa es docente y enseña en la escuela de su barrio, por las mañanas y por las tardes.

Son personas muy responsables y trabajadoras, según referencias de los vecinos, ellos también realizan trabajos comunitarios y obras sociales junto con los vecinos del barrio.

Solicitan el crédito para comprar mercaderías para su despensa, tales como azúcar, fideos, gaseosas, golosinas, panificados, leche, 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
  • 44
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,658.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Andrés purchase supplies for convenience store such as sugar, noodles, soft drinks, snacks, bread, milk, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2007
Nov 29, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009