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Santa is 65 years old. She has two children and one of them lives with her. She is unmarried and lives in her own home. She is a merchant and is in the business of selling artisanal crafts. Santa spent several years working in Argentina, away from her children. After several years, when her children had grown, she returned to her country and began selling artisanal shirts, ties, and tablecloths in her area. Now, she makes sales with her son, to whom she is teaching the art of sales as they are done in the capital.

She needs the loan to purchase shirts with which she can stock up and meet customer demand. She is grateful to the foundation and to Kiva for the opportunity she is receiving.
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La Sra. Santa tiene 65 años, tiene dos hijos, de los cuales uno vive con ella, es soltera, vive en casa propia es comerciante se dedica a la venta de artesanía.
Santa estuvo varios años trabajando en la Argentina, lejos de sus hijos, luego de varios años cuando sus hijos crecieron volvió a su país y emprendió la venta de productos artesanales de la zona especialmente camisas, corbatas y manteles. Actualmente realiza sus ventas en compañía de su hijo, a quien le está enseñando el arte de vender, pues lo realiza en la capital.
Ella necesita el crédito para la compra de camisas, con lo cual podrá abastecerse y cumplir con la demanda de sus clientes. Agradece a la fundación y a Kiva por la oportunidad que esta 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
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Santa to purchase shirts for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013