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Mercedes is 40 years old and works as a manicurist as well as selling cosmetics and all types of accessories.

Mercedes is known in her neighborhood for her good work and her friendliness with people. She has worked at this job for 10 years, offering her clients excellent service.

The loan she is requesting from the Fundación Paraguaya is for the purchase of accessories and cosmetics to sell, which will help her to continue working and earning income for her family. She is grateful for the help, because it allows her to grow in her undertaking as a small business owner.
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La Sra. Mercedes, tiene 40 años, se dedica a realizar servicios de manicura, además de eso también se dedica a la venta de cosméticos, y prendas de todo tipo.
Mercedes es conocida en su barrio por su buen trabajo y su amabilidad con las personas. Se dedica a este trabajo dese hace 10 años, brindando a sus clientes un excelente servicio.
El crédito lo solicita a la Fundación Paraguaya para la compra de ropas y cosméticos para la venta, lo cual le ayudará a seguir trabajando y ganando ingresos para su familia. La señora agradece la ayuda, pues le permite crecer en su emprendimiento como microempresaria.

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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
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,490.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mercedes to purchase accessories and cosmetics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013