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Sara is in a relationship and is 32 years old. She has two children, one of which goes to high school. In the past Sara worked as a salesperson at the market, and later as an employee in domestic labor, but since she made such little money through these jobs, she put together some savings and has begun to sell clothing.

With these earnings, she also began a small general store from her house, and today she is doing well for her position, wherein all of her neighbors go to her to buy necessities such as sugar, flour, and milk, among other things.

Sara says that the loan is a tool that is important to somall business owners that hope to realize their dreams of running their own business. With this loan that she is asking for, she hopes to acquire various merchandise to supply her store.

Translated from Spanish by Maggie Messerschmidt, Kiva volunteer.

Sara vive en pareja y tiene 32 años. Tiene dos hijos de los cuales uno va al colegio. Sara anteriormente trabajaba como vendedora del mercado, después trabajó como empleada doméstica, pero como la remuneración era muy poca, ella junto unos ahorros y se independizó y empezó a vender ropas de forma ambulante.

Con las ganancias quele dejaba la venta de ropas, ella monto una pequeña despensa en su casa y que hoy día ya es la más surtida del barrio, en donde todos los vecinos van a comprar artículos de primera necesidad como azúcar, harina, leche, entre otros.

Sara cuenta que el crédito es una herramienta también importante para los pequeños emprendedores que desean realizar sus sueños de su propia empresa. Con el crédito que ella ahora está solicitando, desea adquirir mercaderías varias para surtir su despensa.

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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
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,020.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sara to buy oil, wine, beer, flour, sugar, pasta, sodas, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009