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Elvira is 54 years old. She has been married for a long time and lives in her own home in the city of Encarnación. She has been working as a shopkeeper for long time. She has a well-stocked grocery store in her home where she sells food and drinks. She also has a volleyball court.

Elvira tells us that her business is doing very well because she has good customers and is well known in her area for her good customer service and the good prices she offers. Thanks to her work, she is able to maintain her household and cover any out-of-pocket expenses.

Elvira is requesting this loan to buy basic household products for her business such as yerba mate, sugar, canned food, meat, drinks, etc. She is grateful for the help that she is receiving as it will be very useful to her.
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La señora Elvira tiene 54 años, está casada desde hace tiempo y vive en su propia casa en la ciudad de Encarnación. Ella es comerciante desde hace tiempo, posee en su casa una Despensa bien surtida en donde también vende comidas, bebidas y posee una cancha de vóley.
Nos comenta que le va muy bien ya que tiene buena clientela ya que es conocida en la zona por la buena atención y el buen precio que tiene. Gracias a este trabajo ella puede mantener su hogar y cubrir cualquier gasto imprevisto.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de insumos de primera necesidad para su negocio, como ser yerba, azúcar, enlatados, carne, bebidas y demás. Ella agradece por la ayuda que está recibiendo, pues le será muy útil.

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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
  • 34
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,420.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Elvira to buy yerba mate, sugar, canned food, meat, drinks, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013