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Moisés is 49 years old and his wife, Luisa, is 45. They are the parents of two school aged children.

Moisés started out as a builder working for five years in the hydroelectric plant in Itaipú. Later he worked for three more years in the country’s other hydroelectric plant called Yacyreta.

After that he returned to his hometown to establish his life there and to work. He invested some of his savings to open a butcher shop where he worked for three years but then had to close it due to health reasons.

Moisés later purchased a van that he now uses to transport schoolchildren. His wife, a retired teacher, stays home to take care of their children. Even though he got sick, his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him maintain a lucrative, independent job.

This loan will be used to repair his van that he needs for work in order to provide for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Hugh Yarbrough, Kiva Volunteer.

El señor Moisés tiene 49 años de edad, y su esposa la señora Luisa 45y son padres de dos hijos que aún están en edad escolar. Moisés se inició como constructor, trabajando en la Hidroeléctrica de Itaipú durante 5 años, luego trabajo en la otra Hidroeléctrica del país llamada Yacyreta en donde trabajo otros tres años más. Luego de ello, volvió a su ciudad natal para establecerse y trabajar.

Primeramente invirtió unos ahorros y abrió una carnicería en la que trabajo durante tres años, la cual tuvo que cerrar por motivos de salud. Actualmente su esposa es docente jubilada y por ahora se queda en la casa a cuidar de sus hijos, mientras que su marido compró un vehículo que lo utiliza de trasporte escolar, a pesar de haberse enfermado, su espíritu emprendedor no se apago por lo que mantiene un trabajo independiente y lucrativo.

El préstamo lo utilizará para reparar su vehículo que es su medio de trabajo y el que constituye el ingreso de la familia.

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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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Moises repair a van used for work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2008
May 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009