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Juan Ramón T. is a 23-year-old enterprising young man, who is married and lives with his wife and parents. Juan works tailoring and silk-screening school and sports attire.

He opened his business in 2006, after gaining a great deal of experience thanks to the fact that he had been working for a company in this field for many years. Thanks to those years of apprenticeship and saving money, he now works for himself.

Juan says that at a young age, he started working to help his parents with the household expenses. Today, his entire family supports and helps him with the business. His parents are very proud of the great man that he has become, despite his young age. Juan would like to keep expanding his business. He plans to purchase an industrial sewing machine, which will allow him to increase production and fulfill his customers’ orders more speedily.

Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.

Juan Ramón T. es un joven emprendedor de 23 años, el esta casado, y vive con su señora en una casa junto con sus padres. Juan se dedica a la confección y serigrafía de atuendos deportivos y escolares.

Desde el año 2006, abrió su propio negocio luego de adquirir mucha experiencia gracias a que trabajo varios años en una empresa que se dedicaba a dicho ramo. Gracias a esos años de aprendizaje y ahorro el hoy día ya trabaja por su cuenta.

Juan dice que desde muy joven empezó a trabajar para ayudar a sus padres con los ingresos de la casa. Hoy toda su familia lo apoya y ayuda con el negocio, sus padres están muy orgullosos del gran hombre que es, a pesar de su corta edad. Juan desea seguir ampliando su negocio, y tiene pensado adquirir una maquina de coser industrial que le permitirá aumentar su producción y cumplir con los pedidos de todos sus clientes con mayor rapidez.

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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
  • 80
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,114,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Juan purchase of sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009