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Cecilia is 36 years old, and is married to Victor, who works at a food packaging plant. Together they have two grown sons and one young daughter. Cecilia worked as a maid in the home of a family until she was able to start a business out of her home. She started her own business in 2009, and she already has a large base of customers who purchase products regularly from her.

She presently sells ice cream, drinks, traditional food items and many other products. She is requesting this loan in order to purchase women's, men's and children's clothing, since clothing sales are going well for her and she wants to increase the variety of products she offers to customers. Her dream is to finish construction on their home and enable her daughter to complete her education.
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Doña Cecilia tiene 36 años, está casada con el Sr. Victor con quien tiene dos hijos mayores y una menor. Ella trabajaba en una casa de familia, hasta que logró tener su despensa en su casa; mientras que don Victor trabaja en una empresa envasadora de alimentos.
Doña Cecilia trabaja en su despensa desde el año 2009, y ya tiene una clientela bien formada que siempre compra de ella.
Hoy, doña Cecilia ya también está vendiendo helados, bebidas y numerosos productos para el hogar, así como también minutas.
La Sra Cecilia necesita de este crédito para la compra de prendas de vestir para niños, para damas y caballeros, pues le va muy bien en sus ventas y desea ampliar el stock de productos ofrecidos dentro de su despensa. Su anhelo es poder concluir la construcción de su modesta vivienda y así como también poder solventar hasta el final los estudios de su hija menor.

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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
  • 17
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,138,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Cecilia to puchase clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013