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Aníbal is 64 years old and has been married for 40 years to Leónidas who is 68. Aníbal says that he and his wife had three children. The two oldest were identical twins and both were killed in accidents under different circumstances. Their youngest daughter is now 30 years old and she is the one that gives them the strength to work hard every day.

Aníbal is a very self-sacrificing person and has worked since he was very young. Before, he owned a bakery that he had to close due to the fact that it is a business that now has a lot of competition in the city.

Currently he manages a store located in his home and is assisted both by his wife and daughter who is his right hand. With the money earned from their business they were able to help their daughter obtain a university degree in public accounting and she now works in her chosen profession.

In spite of the fact that Aníbal only finished elementary school, he is proficient in business. At this time he needs a loan to buy merchandise including sugar, flour, rice and pasta to have more to offer in his store.

Translated from Spanish by Hugh Yarbrough, Kiva Volunteer.

Aníbal tiene 64 años, está casado hace 40 años con Leónidas que tiene 68 años. Aníbal cuenta que él y su señora tuvieron 3 hijos, los mayores eran mellizos y ambos fallecieron en accidentes en circunstancias distintas. La hija menor hoy día tiene 30 años de edad y es la que les da fuerzas para luchar todos los días.

Aníbal es una persona muy sacrificada, trabajó desde muy pequeño, anteriormente tenía una panadería que tuvo que cerrar debido a que es una actividad que actualmente tiene mucha competencia en la ciudad.

Actualmente maneja una despensa que funciona en su domicilio y es ayudado tanto por su esposa como por su hija que constituye su mano derecha. Con los ingresos obtenidos en su negocio logró que su hija culmine la carrera universitaria de contaduría pública y ya ejerce su profesión.

A pesar de que Aníbal solamente terminó sus estudios primarios es bastante hábil con los negocios. En esta oportunidad necesita de un préstamo para la compra de mercaderías como: azúcar, harina, arroz, fideos, etc. para surtir mejor 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,887.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Aníbal purchase flour, sugar, rice, cooking oil, baked goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables among other items to sell in a general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 27, 2009