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María is 27 years old and lives with her parents in their own home in the city of Carapeguá. She is a grocer in a school in her city, which her mother helps her with.

They have been with the Institution for more than 6 years, and comment that they have a very good relationship with the professors and students because of the delicious snacks they prepare to sell; also, most of all, because their business is very clean. The products they sell are empanadas, milanesas, Paraguayan soup, beverages such as sodas, natural juices, and fruits such as apples, bananas, and pears.

She requests this loan to buy general products such as beverages, meats, candy, condiments, and other products to continue working. They grateful to the foundation Kiva for the opportunity to progress they are receiving.
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María tiene 27 años vive con sus padres en casa propia en la ciudad de Carapeguá. Ella es cantinera en una escuela de su ciudad, en lo que la ayuda su mama.
Están en la Institución hace más de 6 años, comentan que tienen muy buenas relaciones con los profesores y alumnos y por las minutas que preparan para la venta que son muy ricas y sobre todo muy higiénicos. Los productos que venden son empanadas, milanesas, sopa paraguaya bebidas como gaseosas jugos naturales frutas como manzana, banana, pera.
Solicito el préstamo para la compra de productos en general, como ser bebidas, carnes, golosinas, condimentos, y demás productos para seguir trabajando. Ella esta agradecida con la fundación y con Kiva por la oportunidad de progreso que están recibiendo.

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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
  • 56
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,250.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Maria to buy supplies for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013