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Mrs. C. is a married, 45-year-old mother of two who sells pet supplies—such as pet food, vaccinations, apparel, etc.—for a living.

She has had this business for over 8 years, and she tells us that she has a steady flow of customers who purchase products from her every week.

Lucia says that thanks to this business, she can help her husband cover both the household expenses and the education of her children, who have already finished school and are now entering college.

She is requesting this loan so that she can restock her shop.

Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Lucia tiene 45 años, está casada y tiene 2 hijos, ella se dedica a la ventas de artículos y suplementos para veterinarias como comidas para mascotas, vacunas, ropas, collares, etc.

El negocio lo tiene hace más de 8 años, y según nos cuenta la misma, posee clientes fijos que cada semana compran de ella sus productos.

Lucia dice que gracias a este trabajo ella puede ayudar a su marido a cubrir los gastos de la casa y la educación de sus hijos quienes ya culminaron el colegio y ahora deben empezar la universidad.

Desea el crédito para poder comprar más mercaderías para reponer el stock.

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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,675.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lucia purchase of pet food, vaccinations, shampoo, powder, collars, pet apparel, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 3, 2008
Dec 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2008