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Elva is 37 years old and married to Sr. Cecilio, who is a police officer. Together they help one another with the household expenses. They have two children, so Elva and her husband work and strive to get ahead.

Elva has a food pantry that she has managed for more than 10 years. She decided to open this business when her husband had to work far away from their community. In addition, she wanted to generate her own income and saw that there was a need in her neighborhood. She decided to take a chance so that she could move forward.

Elva needs a loan in order to buy sugar, noodles, baked goods, and other products that will enable her to continue working and helping her family.

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Elva tiene 37 años está casada con el señor Cecilio, quien es policía y juntos se ayudan con los gastos del hogar, tiene dos hijos por quienes trabajan y se esfuerzan por salir adelante.
Elva tiene su despensa desde hace mas de 10 años, decidió abrir para su despensa ya que su marido se fue a trabajar lejos de su comunidad, y para generar su propio ingreso, viendo la necesidad que había en su barrio, decidió arriesgarse para salir adelante.
Necesita el préstamo para la compra de azúcar, fideos, panificados y demás productos para poder seguir trabajando y ayudando a su 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
  • 85
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,459.9
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Elva to buy sugar, noodles, baked goods, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013