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Silvino is 30 years old. He lives in Carapeguá with his wife, Gricelda and they have one child.
Silvino has worked as a street vendor for 6 years. He makes hammocks, Aho Po´I (fine material) blankets, and other artisanal items. He takes his products to the market in the country’s capital, transporting them quietly and comfortably on his motorbike
His wife makes her own artisanal products and sells them as well. He asserts that their products are of good quality. They are part of a hard-working family as his father works in the same trade. It was his father that taught him that he must work in order to provide his family with a roof over their heads, food, and an education.
Silvino is requesting this loan to buy raw materials such as thread, colored dyes, and other supplies for the creation of the hammocks and blankets that he sells.
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Silvino tiene 30 años de edad, vive en pareja con Gricelda, tienen 1 hijo y viven en su casa de la ciudad de Carapeguá.
Silvino se dedica al macate hace mas de 6 años, llevando sus productos de artesanía como la hamaca, la frazada poybi y otros productos a la capital del país. Tiene una moto para trasladarse tranquila y cómodamente para la venta de sus productos.
Su esposa se dedica a la artesanía fabricando sus propios productos que luego él lleva a vender. Afirma que los mismos son de muy buena calidad. Son parte de una familia muy trabajadora ya que su padre se dedica al mismo rubro, fue el que le enseñó que debe trabajar para así poder darle a su familia techo, alimentación, educación, etc.
Silvino solicita el préstamo para la compra de materias primas como Hilos, tintes de color y demás insumos para elaboración de las hamacas y frazadas que vende.

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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
  • 70
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,045,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Silvino to buy thread, dyes, and other materials for the creation of hammocks and blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012