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María is from the city of Santaní. She is single and has two small children who both attend school. María lives in her parents' house and tells us that she sells notions in an ambulatory manner.

She explains that she has been doing this for some time. She has a well-developed client base because she sells her merchandise all over the city and, in this manner, has become well-known. She describes herself as a very hard-working and spirited woman who struggles day in and day out to be able to provide her children with a better future and to ensure that they do not lack any necessities.

María is requesting this loan to buy sheets, blankets, bedspreads, and other items to sell, as she has many orders from her customers and would like to be able to fill them. She is very grateful for this opportunity to continue growing.
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La señora Maria es de la ciudad de Santaní, es soltera y tiene dos hijos, los cuales son aun peuqeños y van a la escuela. María vive en casa de sus padres y nos comenta que se dedica a la venta de articulos de merceria en forma ambulante.
Cuenta que hace un tiempo ya que se dedica a esto, por lo que ya tiene una clientela bien formada ya que vende sus mercaderias por toda la ciudad y así es como se hace conocida. Ella se define como una mujer muy trabajadora y luchadora, la cual día a día se esfuerza para poder darle a sus hijos un mejor futuro y que no tengan que pasar por privaciones.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de sabanas, frazadas, fundas, y demás artículos para la venta, ya que tiene muchos pedidos de sus clientes y le gustaría poder cumplir con ellos. Esta muy agradecida por esta oportunidad que se le da de poder seguir creciendo.

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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
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,360.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria to buy sheets, blankets, bedspreads, and other items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013