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Juan is 61 years old and separated. He has 5 grown children who work independently and help him when they can.

He has worked as a bus driver for more than 30 years, which was how he was able to help his family. He comments that his whole family does this kind of work. He further comments that his greatest wish is to continue growing as a small business and that is why he is fighting tenaciously.

He is requesting this loan in order to be able to invest in the purchase of replacement parts for his bus, like gears, sets of rings, and pistons. With this, he will be able to give better service to his customers.
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El Señor Juan tiene 61 años es separado y tiene 5 hijos todos mayores, que trabajan de forma independiente y lo ayudan en lo que pueden.
Trabaja como chofer de colectivo hace más de 30 años, según con lo cual pudo ayudar a su familia. Comenta que a este trabajo también se dedica toda su familia. Además nos comenta que su mayor deseo es seguir creciendo como micro-empresario y por eso es que está luchando tenazmente.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de repuestos para su colectivo, como ser: engranajes, juego de aros, pistones ya que con esto podrá dar un mejor servicio a 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,159.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Juan to buy replacement parts like gears, sets of rings, pistons, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014