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Marina is 45 years old and the single mother of a young son. She dedicates herself to making clothing, exclusively school and business uniforms.

She worked from a young age with her mother, from whom she learned the trade. After much effort and dedication, she managed to open a small workshop with four sewing machines. Today, she has a well-established customer base.

She is known throughout her area for the quality of her clothing and the reasonable price she charges for each of her creations. She now needs this loan to buy fabric in bulk so she can lower the prices of her clothing even more. Marina wants to open her own salon and showcase the unique clothes that she makes.

The loan requested would be destined for the purchase of the tools of her trade.
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La Sra. Marina tiene 45 años y es madre soltera de un hijo pequeñito. Ella se dedica a la confección de prendas de vestir, exclusivamente uniformes para colegios, escuelas y empresas.
Trabajó desde muy pequeña con su madre, de quien aprendió el oficio, luego de mucho esfuerzo y dedicación logró montar un pequeño taller con cuatro máquinas de coser, y hoy día ya posee una buena clientela formada.
Es muy conocida por su zona pro la calidad de sus prendas y el precio accesible que otorga a cada confección que realiza, ahora ella necesita de este crédito para comprar telas en cantidad y de esta manera abaratar aún más el costo de sus prendas.
Marina en el futuro desea abrir un salón propio y exhibir las confecciones únicas que realiza.

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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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,030.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Marina buy fabrics, threads, glues, buttons, zippers, borders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
May 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012