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Sra. Mercedes is 27 years old and a single mother with a small child. She sells articles of clothing, sports shoes, bedding sets, curtains, towels, and other types of household products. Mercedes has been generating sales in different parts of the country since 2010. She previously worked as a saleswoman at a boutique, but this new job allowed her to generate more income and offer a more decent life to her son.

Mercedes needs this loan to acquire blankets, quilts, and articles of clothing for the winter season that is about to begin. She has already received orders from her customers and needs to fulfill them. Her wish is to have a house of her own since she lives with her parents. She also wants to guarantee a good life for her son and provide all of his basic needs.

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La Sra. Mercedes tiene 27 años. Es madre soltera de un niño aun pequeño. Se dedica a la venta de prendas de vestir, calzados deportivos, juegos de sabanas, cortinas, toallas y otro tipo de productos para el hogar.
Realiza estas ventas en varias zonas del país desde el año 2010. Anteriormente trabajaba como vendedora en una boutique, pero en este nuevo trabajo puede generar mejores ingresos para ofrecer una vida más digna a su hijo.
Mercedes necesita de este crédito para adquirir frazadas, edredones y prendas para la temporada de invierno que inicia, pues ya recibe los pedidos de su clientela y debe cumplir con ellos. Ella anhela poder tener su casa propia, pues vive con sus padres, y también desea poder garantizar un buen vivir a su hijo, brindándole todo lo básicamente necesario.

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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
  • 36
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mercedes to buy blankets, quilts, and articles of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013