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Leonida L. is 54 years old, married, and lives in her own house in the city of Carapeguá. She has four children who are all adults.

She began to help her mother make artisanal bedspreads from an early age and learned the trade from her. She also buys general clothing to sell.

She now brings her products to the country’s capital area to sell with the help of her husband. Thanks to this job, she was able to build a decent house and take good care of her children. She is requesting the loan for the purchase of bedspreads, sheets and hammocks, in addition to fabrics for artisanal jobs.

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La Sra. Leonida L. tiene 54 años de edad, está casada y vive en su casa propia en la ciudad de Carapeguá, tiene 4 hijos, todos mayores de edad.
Desde temprana edad empezó a ayudar a su madre a confeccionar las colchas artesanales, de quién aprendió el oficio, también compra ropas en general para volver a venderlo.
Hoy en día ella misma lleva a vender sus productos en la zona de la capital del país con la ayuda de su marido, gracias a este trabajo logró construir una modesta casa y brindar buena atención a sus hijos.
Solicita el préstamo para la compra de sobrecamas, sábanas y hamacas, además de telas para confección artesanal.

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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
  • 81
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,260.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Leonida to buy bedspreads, sheets, hammocks, etc. as well as fabrics for artisanal jobs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012