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Saturnina is a 51-year-old single mother of two children, one who is in school and one who is married with children. Previously she made a living buying and selling merchandise that she brought in from Clorinda, Argentina, and with her savings she opened up a food stand in front of the local school. Her biggest customers are students and teachers. Her oldest daughter helps her with the business. Once in a while she travels to Argentina to bring back merchandise because she still gets orders. Saturnina is requesting the loan to purchase bread products, meats, oils, vegetables and other ingredients to make the meals she serves at the stand.
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La Sra. Saturnina tiene 51 años es madre soltera con dos hijos uno en edad escolar y la otra casada con hijos. Anteriormente se dedicaba a la compra y venta de mercaderías que traía de Clorinda, Argentina, y con los ahorros abrió un local de ventas de comestibles ubicado frente a un colegio de su localidad, sus mayores clientes son alumnos y profesores.
Su hija mayor la ayuda con el negocio, de vez en cuando realiza viajes a la argentina para traer mercaderías ya que hasta ahora tiene pedidos.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de panificados, carnes, aceites, verduras y demás insumos necesarios para la elaboración de los alimentos que sirve en el comedor.

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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
  • 77
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,114,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Saturnina to purchase bread products, meat, oil, vegetables and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012