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Joaquina is a widowed mother of 4 grown-up children. She sells all types of fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes, onions, sweet red peppers, mandiocas (cassava root), and other produce for a living.

Joaquina has been in business in this field for over eight years. Her business space is located in a local wholesale market.

With the profits from her produce sales, Joaquina generates the household income. She is able to cover the family expenses along with the help of her children.

Joaquina states that her sales are high, which is why she would like to obtain a greater quantity of produce, that way, she can meet the high demands in her business area.

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Joaquina, es una señora viuda madre de cuatro hijos mayores. Ella se dedica a la venta de todo tipo de frutas y verduras como ser banana, naranja, piña, tomate, cebolla, locote, mandioca, etc.

Joaquina se ha dedicado a este rubro por más de ocho años y su local comercial se encuentra en el mercado de abasto.

Joaquina, con la ganancias de su ventas aporta a los ingresos de la casa, y con la ayuda de sus hijos hace frente a los gastos familiares.

Joaquina, comenta que tiene bastante venta. Es por ello que ella desea adquirir mayor cantidad de mercaderías, de este modo podrá abastecer la fuerte demanda que tiene en la zona donde tiene su local comercial.

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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
  • 39
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,045.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Joaquina purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 21, 2009