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Patrocinia F. is a forty-four year old married mother of five children. Her children range from elementary school to college age. For years, Patrocinia has been working as a seamstress to support her family.

Her current project is working on school uniforms for children in elementary and high school. Not only does she make clothes for school, she also makes uniforms for soccer teams.

She wishes for a loan to have the ability to more fabric in bulk so that she can offer her clients lower prices than her competitors. Patrocinia has a lot of connections with the schools because her children are still in them. She has a strong clientele base and knows that the loan will be well used.

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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
  • 4,723.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Patrocinia to buy fabric to sew school uniforms for elementary and high school students.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009