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Mariela Irene

Update on Mariela Irene

Mariela is a young worker and entrepreneur. Thanks to her efforts, she is progressing. This is her second loan from KIVA. The last loan she used to buy supplies for her roving sales business. She is thankful for the opportunities she has received, as with them she has been able to improve and grow. She is asking for this new loan in order to buy shirts, t-shirts, shoes, sandals, blouses and other items so she can continue with her sales and increase her business. She is thankful for the opportunities that she has received as with them she can help her family.
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Mariela es una joven muy trabajadora y emprendedora, gracias al esfuerzo que ella ha hecho esta saliendo adelante. Este es su segundo crédito en Kiva, el anterior lo utilizo para la compra de insumos, ya que ella se dedica a la venta ambulante.
Ella agradece por la oportunidad que ella ha recibido, ya que con esto pudo mejorar y crecer. Solicita nuevamente de este crédito para la compra de camisas, remeras, zapatos, zapatillas camisillas y demás para poder seguir con sus ventas y creciendo como lo viene haciendo. Agradece por la nueva oportunidad que ella esta recibiendo ya que con ello también ayuda a su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Mariela is 23 years old and lives in the city of San Santani with her mother. Mariela works selling women's clothing and shoes to nearby companies as well as around the city. She tells us that her business requires hard work, as she must traverse much of the city. Thanks to her efforts she ha... More from Mariela Irene's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for young people aged 15 to 25 whose families are living in poverty and who wish to start a new business or improve an existing business. As part of its Youth Entrepreneurship program, Fundación Paraguaya’s staff members offer mentorship, as well as training courses and workshops in finance and business administration. Borrowers also receive standard benefits like health coverage and life insurance. This type of loan is not offered by most other financial institutions in Paraguay. Young borrowers are often considered to be too risky because they lack prior credit history or business experience.

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,177,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,168.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Mariela Irene to buy shirts, t-shirts, shoes, sandals, blouses and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mariela Irene. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More