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Celestina is 59 years old, her husband Jose is 57 years old, and they have two grown sons who are professionals. They have been working in their trade for more than 30 years, and have a lovely dispensary (small store) in their house, from which they maintain a large influx of clients, thanks to their kindness and good care.

Celestina was born to be a businesswoman because ever since she was a young girl, she has shown the enterprising spirit, and through the years she has understood how to maintain the business so that today it is one of the busiest in the area. Moreover, it gave her the possibility that her sons would be able to study and become professionals. This has been a source of great pride and personal achievement.

With this loan, she will buy meat, noodles, and sugar.

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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
  • $37,965,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,945.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Celestina with this loan, she will buy meat, noodles, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009