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Ladislaa is 44 years old, and she is married. She says that she is an artisan. She embroiders all variety of things. She makes AoPoi and lienzo (loose weave cotton) cloth-- blouses, shirts, place mats, and other items for later sale.

She says that she learned the trade from her late mother. With much sacrifice she’s been able to pay the family bills day to day with the sale of her crafts. She notes that she would like for her crafts to one day go abroad and be well known.

Ladislaa comes to Fundación Paraguaya to get a little help to buy fabrics (AoPoi and Lienzo) which is the most useful for what she does. She thanks the foundation and Kiva for the opportunity that they’ve given her, since the loan will be a great help.
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La Señora Ladislaa, de 44 años de edad, está casada, ella cuenta que es Artesana, realiza bordados de todas las variedades, confecciona manteles de Aopo”i y lienzo, blusas, chombas, camisas, individuales y otros para su posterior comercialización.
Cuenta que la profesión la aprendió de su difunta madre, con mucho sacrificio logra solventar día a día los gastos familiares con la venta de sus artesanías. Comenta que le gustaría que algún día sus artesanías puedan ir al exterior y sean muy conocidas.
Ladislaa acude a Fundación Paraguaya para acceder a una pequeña ayuda que quiere para la compra de Telas (Ao poi y Lienzo, lo cual es muy útil para lo que hace. Agradece a la fundación y a Kiva por la oportunidad que estas le dan, pues el crédito le será de mucha ayuda.

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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
  • 75
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,049,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,600.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Ladislaa comprar telas de ao poi y lienzos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013