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Ananías is a widow and has two grown children, both of whom are in the university. She has been a merchant for 10 years. She works all week in order to provide for her family; she is the only one who works since both of her children are studying.

Ananías owns a copetín. A copetín is a place people can go to eat and buy fast food, juices, and soft drinks. She is a dynamic and hardworking person and because of that she has a good customer base.

The loan that she is requesting is to buy a variety of merchandise, which would allow her to increase her sales and income from sweets, soft drinks of several brands, natural juices, and mineral water, which are the types of merchandise most-requested by her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.

La Sra. Ananías es viuda y tiene dos hijos mayores, todos estudian en la universidad. Ella es comerciante desde hace 10 años. Trabaja durante toda la semana para conseguir el sustento de sus hijos, ya que solo ella es la que trabaja; sus hijos se dedican a estudiar.

Ananias posee un copetín. Un copetín es donde la gente puede ir a comer y comprar comidas rápidas, jugos y gaseosas. Ella demuestra ser una persona dinámica, muy dedicada a sus actividades, y es por eso que tiene buena clientela formada.

El crédito que esta solicitando es para la compra de mercaderías varias que le permitirían aumentar su venta y su ingreso como golosinas, gaseosas de distintas marcas, jugos naturales, y agua mineral que son las mercaderías más solicitadas por 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
  • 34
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,945.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ananias to buy soft drinks, sweets, juices, and mineral water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009