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Elena is a widow and is 58 years old. She considers herself a very hard working and dedicated woman. She has 3 children, all of them already professionals thanks to her efforts.
She has been an artisan for more than 15 years, she makes and sells all types of handmaD. clothes en a rented location that is in the city of Coronel Oviedo. She says that she loves the work that she does because she inherited it from her mother and also her biggest dream is to have her own show room. It is in search of this dream that she struggles daily.
She is requesting the loan in order to buy quilted fabric, which is fundamental for the crafts that she makes. She knows that the support from Kiva and the foundation is very important, and for that she is very thankful.
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La Sra Elena es viuda, tiene 58 años, ella se considera una mujer muy trabajadora y muy dedicada, tiene tres hijos, todos ellos ya profesionales gracias a su esfuerzo.
Ella es artesana hace más D. 15 años, fabrica y venD. todo tipo D. ropas artesanales en un local alquilado que queda en la ciudad D. Coronel Oviedo. Comenta que le encanta el trabajo que realiza porque heredo D. su mama y además su mayor sueño es tener su propio salón D. ventas, en busca D. ese sueño es que ella diariamente lucha.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra D. telas piqué, lo cual es elemental para las artesanías que realiza, sabe que la ayuda D. Kiva y D. fundación es muy importante por lo que les agradece

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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
  • 16
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,123,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,280.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Elena to buy quilted fabric to make handmade clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012