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Update on Pabla

Pabla is a fighter who, through effort and sacrifice, has managed to support her family. She owns a bakery where she works every day from the early hours of the morning. She explains that her first loan from Kiva helped her to buy supplies to continue making her baked goods/

She is now seeking a new loan to buy flour, baking powder, butter, salt and more to continue making products and in this manner continue working as she has been and meet her customers' orders.
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La Sra. Pabla es una mujer luchadora que con esfuerzo y sacrificio ha podido mantener a su familia. Tiene una panadería en la que trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas. comenta que su primer préstamo de kiva le sirvió para poder comprar insumos para seguir haciendo sus panificados.
Hoy con ganas de seguir creciendo pide un nuevo préstamo para comprar harina, levadura, manteca, sal y demás, para poder seguir con su producción, y de esa forma seguir trabajando como lo viene haciendo y cumplir con los pedidos de sus clientes.

Previous Loan Details

Pabla is 58, married, and has two adult daughters, one of whom is married. Pabla makes baked goods such as cookies, coquitos (Paraguayan pastry treat) and various breads. She has a salesperson, and sells to her community from her own house. She tells us that she started working from home, and lat... More from Pabla's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,443.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Pabla to buy flour, baking powder, butter, salt and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Pabla. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More