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Mrs. Elvira is 60 years old and has been married for 35 years to Mr. Segundo Gaona. They have two children together, Carlos and Miryan, both of whom are adults.

Mrs. Elvira has worked as a street vendor for about 20 years and it has always helped her support her family.

The loans that the Foundation has granted her have been invested in the purchase of merchandise such as blankets, bedspreads, and clothing for children and adults.

This loan will be invested in the purchase of more merchandise, according to the changing seasons, which will be clothing and merchandise for summer.

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La señora Elvira tiene 60 años y está acompañada desde hace aproximadamente 35 años con el señor Segundo Gaona, con quien tiene dos hijos, Carlos y Miryan, los dos ya mayores de edad.

Doña Elvira se dedica a la venta ambulante hace ya mas o menos 20 años lo que siempre le sirvió para sustentar a su familia.

Los créditos que la Fundación le otorga los invertirá en la compra de mercaderías como manteles, colchas, fundas, ropas para criaturas y personas adultas etc.

Los próximos créditos los quiere invertir en la compra de más mercaderías acorde al cambio de estación, o sea ropas y mercaderías que sean para verano.

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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
  • 61
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,885,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,045.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Elvira purchase blankets, bedspreads, sheets, and clothing for children and adults.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2009