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Genoveva, 51, is married to Sixto and has eight children, seven of whom are married and working, while the youngest is a high school student. She is a seamstress who, over time and after getting experience, opened her own workshop. She began with a single sewing machine and now has four. Her husband raises cattle and between them they have provided everything for their children.

In the future, her goal is to expand her workshop and to buy more machines and provide jobs for others. She is applying for this loan so that she can buy fabric and thread to keep working and meeting her customers needs.
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La Sra. Genoveva tiene 51 años está casada con el Sr. Sixto con quien tiene 8 hijos, 7 de ellos ya están casados y todos trabajan, el menor estudia en el colegio.
La señora trabajaba en un taller de costura y con el tiempo y experiencia adquirida abrió para su propio taller de costura. Empezó con una sola maquina y ahora tiene cuatro. Su marido se dedica a la compra y venta de ganado vacuno y es de esa forma que han dado todo a sus hijos. Su objetivo más adelante es ampliar su taller comprando mas maquinas y contar con algunos empleados para poder de esa forma dar también empleo.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de hilos y telas, para poder seguir trabajando y dando todo a sus clientes.

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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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,209.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Genoveva to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014