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Pablo is 57 years old and he married Martiniana, who is 48 years old a long time ago. They both have raised two children who still live with them.
Both Pablo and his wife were working as civil servants until they retired and decided to open a business selling all kinds of electrical appliances. They both feel the desire to keep on working.
Pablo mentions that they went through many difficult moments because his wife fell ill and had to continue several long and costly treatments. Nowadays they have overcome the above-mentioned problem and they thanks God for it.
His dream is to consolidate in his business branch and to constitute an important business of selling of electrical appliances in his area.
This time they need a loan to buy of more electrical appliances because he has a high demand of his goods.

Translated from Spanish by Samantha, Kiva volunteer.

Pablo tiene 57 años de edad y está casado hace bastante tiempo con Martiniana que tiene 48 años. Ambos han criado a dos hijos que aún viven con la pareja.
Tanto Pablo como su esposa trabajaban como funcionarios públicos hasta que se jubilaron y decidieron abrir un negocio de venta de electrodomésticos de todo tipo. Ambos se sienten con ganas de seguir trabajando.
Pablo comenta que pasaron por muchos momentos difíciles debido a que su esposa enfermó y tuvo que seguir varios tratamientos largos y costosos. Hoy días tienen superado dicho problema y dan gracias a Dios por haberlo logrado. Su sueño es afianzarse en el ramo y constituir un negocio importante de ventas de electrodomésticos de la zona.
En esta oportunidad necesitan de un préstamo para compra de más electrodomésticos debido a que tiene bastante demanda de sus mercaderías.

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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
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,887.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Pablo buy appliances like blenders, tvs, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 28, 2009