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Marta is from the city of San Lorenzo. She defines herself as a very hardworking, entrepreneurial, and above all, humble woman. She struggles daily to provide her family with a better future.

She has a small sewing workshop in the city of Areguá, 20 km. away from the city of San Lorenzo, where she travels to for work. She is separated and lives with two of her older children and her mother. She used to work as an employee for other people, always in the sewing industry. She always has a lot of work which provides her with a good income. With the loans she received from Fundación Paraguaya, she bought machines to set up her own workshop where she works and makes clothing. This credit will be used to buy fabrics in bulk, which will be very helpful for her workshop.

Marta is thankful to Fundación Paraguaya for the trust they place in her, thanks to which she has been able to move forward.
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La Sra. Marta es de la ciudad de San Lorenzo, ella se define como una mujer muy trabajadora, emprendedora y por sobre todo humilde, quien día a día trata de luchar por darle un mejor futuro a su familia.
Tiene un pequeño taller de Costura en la Ciudad de Areguá, distante a unos 20 km. De la Ciudad de San Lorenzo, hasta donde se va para trabajar. Ella es separada, vive con dos de sus hijos mayores y su Mamá. Ella trabajaba como empleada para otras personas siempre en el rubro de la costura. Ella comenta que siempre tiene mucho trabajo por lo cual tiene buenos ingresos.
Con los créditos que obtuvo de la fundación logró comprar máquinas y montar su propio taller, donde actualmente ella trabaja y confecciona prendas. El Crédito actual lo solicita para comprar telas en cantidad, lo cual le será de mucha ayuda para su taller. Agradece a la fundación por la confianza que esta le da, pues gracias a esta está pudiendo salir adelante.

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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
  • 51
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,951,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,385.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Marta to buy fabrics for her workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012