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Esmerita is 46 years old. She is separated and has three children who are adults and have careers, their own families and are independent of her. Esmerita sells food such as empanadas (meat pies), marineras (seafood), milanesas (breaded beef), croquettes and all types of fast foods.

Esmerita has been in this business for more than three years; her store is located in the downtown area of the city where she feeds 30 customers a day because her food is the most delicious in the neighbourhood.

Esmerita pays for her household expenses with the income from her business, in addition to which her children give her money monthly to pay for her expenses.

Esmerita says that she has plenty of sales. Because of this she would like to buy more merchandise such as fruits, vegetables, meats, rice, oil, sugar and so on to meet the demands of her existing customers and attract more clients.
Esmerita, tiene 46 años está separada con tres hijos que ya son mayores D. edad profesionales, con sus familias formadas e independiente D. ella. La misma se dedica a la venta D. comestible como por ejemplo: empandas, marineras, milanesas croquetas y todo tipo D. minutas.
Esmerita se ha dedicado a este rubro por más D. tres años y su local comercial se encuentra en la zona del centro D. la ciudad donD. da D. comer por día a 30 clientes debido a que su comida es la más rica en la zona.
Esmerita, con sus ganancias D. su venta hace frente a los gastos D. la casa y también recibe el apoyo D. sus hijos que le pasan una mensualidad para sus gastos.
Esmerita, comenta que tiene bastante venta. Es por ello que ella desea adquirir mayor cantidad D. mercaderías como frutas, verduras, productos cárnicos, arroz, aceite, azúcar, etc., D. este modo podrá abastecer la fuerte demanda que tiene en la zona y tener mayor cantidad D. clientes.

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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
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,981.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Esmerita to buy goods such as rice, sugar, oil, vegetables, fruits, breads and meats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009