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Catalina is from the city of Caaguazú. She is 48 years old and had been married for 32 years to Pedro who is 50 years old. She has six children of which two have died. Two are married and live independently while the others live with their father.

She says that for a long time she has made a living selling all kinds of products door to door, like clothing, shoes, underwear and more. Together with her husband they go out to the neighboring cities and others that are further away. They bring their sewing materials, clothing and stationery products and make their rounds in a truck that the couple has. They have a steady clientele and make their visits weekly to deliver the orders they have.

She is requesting this loan to buy sneakers, t-shirts, blouses, nylons, underwear, towels, jeans for men and women, quilts and other items that will allow her to offer variety to her customers and be able to improve her monthly income.
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La señora Catalina es de la ciudad de Caaguazú, tiene 48 años de edad, está casada hace 32 años con el señor Pedro de 50 años, tiene seis hijos de los cuales dos fallecieron, dos están casadas y viven en forma independiente y los otros viven con su padre.
Cuenta que desde hace mucho tiempo se dedica a la venta ambulante de todo tipo de productos, como ser prendas de vestir, calzados, ropas interiores y demás. Ella junto con su marido salen por las ciudades aledañas y otros mas distante a llevar sus productos de mercerías, roperías y artículos de bazar, realizando su recorrido en una camioneta que el matrimonio cuenta, ya tiene su clientela formada y semanalmente les visita para llevar los pedidos que tiene. Solicita este préstamo para la compra de championes, remeras, blusas, calzas, ropa interior, toallas, toallas, vaquero para damas y caballeros, edredón y otros artículos que le permitirá ofrecer variedad a sus clientes y poder mejorar su ingreso mensual.-

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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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,440.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Catalina to buy sewing items, shoes, and more to supply her stock of products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013