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Maria, 49, buys and sells clothing and jewelry. She has three children, one of whom is working in Spain and sends small amounts of money to her mother when she can. Maria also cleans an apartment three times a week and claims she works hard to be able to support her family.

She used to work as a domestic employee and then worked as a cleaning lady for a company. Little by little she began buying and selling clothing to her co-workers, puting together enough capital to begin selling jewelery.

María's goal is for her daughter to return from Spain so they can set up a shop where both of them can work.

She is requesting a loan to buy jewelry (rings, chains and bracelets), so she can continue with her sales and help her children. She is grateful to the Paraguaya Foundation for the opportunity to obtain a loan.
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La Sra. Maria tiene 49 años y se dedica a la compra y venta de ropas y joyas. Tiene 3 hijos de los cuales una está trabajando en España, y desde allí ayuda un poco a su madre con un pequeño dinero que le manda. Maria aparte de su actividad se dedica a limpiar un departamento 3 veces a la semana, ella cuenta que trabaja arduamente para poder seguir ayudando a su familia.
Anteriormente trabajaba como empleada doméstica sin retiro y después empezó a trabajar como limpiadora en una empresa y de a poco empezó a comprar ropas y las vendía a sus compañeras de trabajo, se hizo de capital y empezó a vender joyas de platerías.
El sueño de la Sra. Maria es que su hija vuelva de España y así montar un salón donde pueda vender sus productos con su hija
Solicita el crédito para la compra de platerías (anillos, cadenas y pulseras, etc). Con esto podrá seguir con sus ventas y ayudando a sus hijos. Agradece a la Fundación Paraguaya por darle la oportunidad de acceder al crédito

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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
  • 58
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,159.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Maria to buy jewelry, such as rings, chains and bracelets, to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014