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Sra. Tomasa is 41 years old and married to Sr. Anibal, age 40. They have six children who are in school, all of whom are enrolled in a grade based on their age. Tomasa and her husband do their best to give their children everything need for their studies so that one day they can become successful and honest people.

Doña Tomasa is known as a seamstress. She started in this profession more than 16 years ago around 1996. Tomasa started out with some capital that she earned while working in the neighboring country of Argentina. Now she has a business where she produces sportswear for educational institutions and sports clubs. Throughout her career, she has gained many customers who visit her home in order to place their orders.

This loan will be used to buy more supplies in bulk such as fabrics of different types and colors, thread, buttons, and zippers. As a result, she will be able to continue growing.

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La Sra. Tomasa de 41 años, está comprometida con el Sr. Anibal de 40 años, ellos tiñen 6 hijos que están estudiando, cada uno según su edad. Tomasa y su esposo se esfuerzan al máximo por dar a sus hijos todo lo que necesitan para estudiar y el día de mañana ser personas de bien y honestas.
Doña Tomasa, como la conocen, ella es costurera, se inició en esta profesión hace más de 16 años, aproximadamente desde el año: 1.996, ellos comenzaron con un capital que trajeron del vecino país Argentina, donde estaban trabajando, actualmente ellos tienen un negocio donde fabrican ropas deportivas para instituciones estudiantiles y deportivas, con su trayectoria ellos se ganaron muchos clientes, que le visitan en su domicilio mismo para hacer sus pedidos.
Este crédito le servirá para comprar más insumos al por mayor como: (telas de diferentes colores y tipo, hijos, botones y cierres) y con esto podrán seguir creciendo.

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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
  • 33
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,016.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Tomasa to buy fabric, thread, buttons, and zippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014