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Arnaldo is 41 years old and is a very hardworking man. He and Trifina have been living in the city of Coronel Oviedo for the past 10 years. Arnaldo has a grocery store and butcher shop in his neighborhood. He started with a few items and began to increase with the help of the loans he got through Fundación Paraguaya and through his own savings. He says that his work requires a lot of sacrifice because only he and his wife work out of the whole family. His dream is to set up a supermarket in his neighborhood.

He is asking for this loan in order to buy herbs, noodles, breads, rice, and other supplies that make up his greatest sales.
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El señor Arnaldo tiene 41 años, el es un señor muy trabajador, está acompañado con la señora Trifina hace 15 años, vive en la ciudad de Coronel Oviedo desde hace 10 años. El señor Arnaldo tiene una despensa y carnicería en su barrio. Cuenta que empezó con unas poquitas mercaderías y luego se fue aumentando con los préstamos que hizo de la Fundación Paraguaya y con sus ganancias. Comenta que su trabajo es muy sacrificado porque solo él y su señora trabajan en la familia. Su sueño es hacer un tinglado y formar un supermercado en su barrio.
Solicita el crédito para la compra de yerba, fideos, panificados, arroz y demás insumos, que son los principales y que más salida tienen.

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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
  • 32
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,450.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Arnaldo to stock his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013