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Mrs Venancia is married and has 3 small children. Her husband works as a employee in a refrigeration company in the area. Venancia was a saleswoman of lotteries and games of chance and, thanks to loans offered by the Paraguayan Foundation, she was able to begin her micro-business, a pantry.

Venancia is an enterprising and sacrificing woman. With a lot of effort she has already built up her business. With the profits she was able to build her own house that before was made only of wood and sheets.

She markets all kinds of consumer goods, primarily sugar, milk, noodles, carbonated waters, fruits, and vegetables, among others. Today she requests a new loan with which she will be able to acquire said merchandise in large quantities.

Translated from Spanish by B, Kiva Volunteer.

La Sra Venancia es casada y tiene 3 hijos pequeños; su marido trabaja como empleado en un frigorífico de la zona. Venancia era vendedora de loterías y juegos de azar y gracias a créditos otorgados por la Fundación Paraguaya, ella pudo montar su microempresa, una despensa.

Venancia es una mujer emprendedora y sacrificada, ya que con mucho esfuerzo logro sacar adelante su negocio y con las ganancias pudo construir su propia casa que antes era solo de madera y chapas.

Ella comercializa todo tipo de artículos de consumo primario tales como azúcar, lácteos, fideos, gaseosas, frutas, hortalizas, entre otros. Hoy día solicita un nuevo crédito con el que podrá adquirir dichas mercaderías en grandes cantidades.

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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
  • 4,712.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Venancia to buy merchandise such as sugar, flour, rice, oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009