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Petronila is a young woman who is married to Modesto Silvero. They have three children. She works in shop in a large market selling a variety of food supplies including sugar, noodles, rice, oil, and cheese. Petronila has been in this business for more than seven years. Her shop is located in the food market, which is also where she has lived for more than 20 years.

With the money she earns from her shop, she is able to contribute to the family income and, along with her husband, meet the needs of their family. Petronila tells us that business is good and for this reason she wants to purchase a larger quantity of merchandise so that she can keep up with the strong demand in the area where she lives and has her shop.
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Petronila, es una señora joven, está casada con el señor Modesto Silvero y madre de tres hijos. Ella se dedica a la venta de todo tipo de mercaderías como, azúcar, fideo, arroz, aceite, queso, entre otras cosas.

Petronila se ha dedicado a este rubro por más de siete años y su local comercial se encuentra en su misma casa, ubicado dentro del mercado de abasto donde viven hace más veinte años.

Petronila, con la ganancia de su despensa aporta a los ingresos de la casa, y junto con su marido hacen frente a los gastos familiares.

Petronila, comenta que tiene bastante venta. Es por ello que desea adquirir mayor cantidad de mercaderías, de este modo podrá abastecer la fuerte demanda que tiene en la zona donde vive y tiene su salón 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
  • 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 $750 helped Petronila to purchase a variety of merchandise such as sugar, noodles, oil, rice, cheese, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 25, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010