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Graciela is 34 years old. She is single and has a 13 year old daughter. She lives with her parents and with two nephews. Graciela is very enterprising: from a very young age she began to work abroad where she stayed for more than ten years. She then returned to her home city to set up a clothes shop. She has been renting a unit in the market for the last two years.

She says that when she started out, it was difficult because of the competition which existed, but with a great deal of sacrifice she established her clientele, including by going out to sell in the street. She then managed to sell wholesale and is very successful. She remembers her days working abroad and she is very happy to be back in her country. Her dream is to work on a large scale and this is what she is fighting for.

She is requesting the loan to buy trousers, T-shirts, dresses, sneakers, shoes and other items which she will stock in order to offer a wide variety to her clients.
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La Srta. Graciela tiene 34 años de edad, es soltera tiene una hija de 13 años, vive con sus padres y con dos sobrinos. La Srta. Graciela es muy emprendedora, desde muy temprana edad empezó a trabajar fuera del país donde estuvo más de diez años, luego regreso a su ciudad natal para montar una ropería. Alquila un local en el mercado hace dos años.
Comenta que en principio le costó un poco por la competencia que existe, pero con mucho sacrificio creó su clientela inclusive saliendo a vender en forma ambulante, luego consiguió vender al por mayor y le va muy bien. Recuerda sus días de trabajo en el exterior y valora muchísimo estar nuevamente en su país. Su sueño es trabajar a gran escala y es por eso que lucha.
Solicita el crédito para la compra de pantalones, remeras, vestidos, champion, zapatos, otros, con los que podrá surtirse y ofrecer buena variedad a sus clientes.

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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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Graciela to buy trousers, T-shirts, dresses, sneakers, shoes and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013