A loan of $775 helped to buy fishing items, carpentry tools, etc.

Porfirio's story

Don Porfirio is 52 years old, he lives in partnership with Vicenta and they have three children. He has been a merchant for more than 20 years. He makes his sales directly and also from orders as a street vendor in the areas of Cordillera, Caaguazú, and Encarnación. He has formed customers whom he visits regularly depending on the area that he works.

He says that with the loans he has gotten from Fundación Paraguaya he has come to increase the variety of his products, satisfying his customers' demand and increasing his income, which thanks to this he assumes all of the family expenses and the education of his children. He asks for the loan to buy fishing items and carpentry tools, which have great marketability when it is time to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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