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Luis, 33, is married to Sonia, 27. He is a “macatero” (street vendor). He’s been working for more than five years. In addition to that, he also works Monday to Friday as a service station attendant. His wife’s an artisan; she makes bedspreads that he then sells.

Luis is a very self-sacrificing, hardworking person. He works Monday to Monday to be able to give the best to his family and avoid their suffering privations. Luis started out selling for his cousin for two years and once he bought his motorcycle and with help from his cousin he was able to have his own micro firm.

He requests the loan to buy hammocks, comforters, sheets and others that he sells in an ambulatory fashion. He’s grateful to the Fundación for the opportunity for success it’s giving him.
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Luis tiene 33 años de edad, está casado con Sonia de 27 años. El es macatero (Vendedor Ambulante) hace más de cinco años, además de eso trabaja de lunes a viernes en una estación de servicios como playero, y su señora es artesana fabrica sobrecama que después el vende.
Luis es una persona muy sacrificada y trabajadora, trabaja de lunes a lunes para poder darle lo mejor a su familia, y evitar que ellos pasen por privaciones. Luis empezó como vendedor de un primo suyo por dos años y después que compró para su moto y con la ayuda de su primo pudo tener su propia microempresa.
El solicita el crédito para la compra de hamacas, edredones, sabanas y demás que en vende en forma ambulante. Está agradecido a la fundación por la oportunidad de progreso que le esta dando.

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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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,250.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Luis to buy sheets, hammocks and comforters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Apr 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013