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Ismael, 43, is married and has two children; they live in his own house. He has been a street merchant for more than ten years. With his wife’s help he heads out every day to sell his products in order to support his family. His work is very demanding because he has to go house to house to make sales. He currently has a regular clientele that knows the quality and good prices he has. He also comments that he goes out every day with enthusiasm and optimism that he’ll make big sales; he doesn’t lose hope and goes out to sell thinking of a better future. The loan will be used to buy merchandise like sheets, bedspreads and shoes, among others.
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El señor Ismael tiene 43 años es casado tiene 2 hijos y viven en es casa propia.
El señor es macatero hace mas de 10 años, con la ayuda de su esposa sale todos los días a vender su producto para poder mantener a su familia. Su trabajo es muy cansador ya que tiene que recorrer casa por casa para realizar las ventas. Actualmente ya cuenta con una clientela fija que conoce de la calidad y buen precio del señor, igualmente el nos cuenta que con entusiasmo y optimismo en una venta mayor diaria el no pierde la esperanza y sale a vender pensando en un futuro mejor.
El crédito serviría para comprar mercaderías como sábanas,cubre camas, zapatos, entre otros.

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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
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,961,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,435.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ismael to buy sheets, bedspreads, shoes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013