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Mirta Virginia
Mirta has been married for about 29 years to Saturnino Bernal, who she has five children with. Her children are Gustavo, Mario, Mauricio and Laura and they are all grown. Doña Mirta has made a living as a seamstress since she was 17 years old. She learned how to do the job with her mother. The job has always allowed her to provide for her family.

With the loan through The Foundation she will be able to buy fabric so that she can then make school uniforms and other uniforms as well. With the rest of the loan she plans to buy an industrial sewing machine.

(Translated by Alexis of San Roque High School)

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La señora Mirta está casada desde hace aproximadamente 29 años con el Sr. Saturnino Bernal, con quien tiene 5 hijos, Gustavo, Mario, Hector, Mauricio y Laura, todos ya mayores de edad.
Doña Mirta se dedica a la confección de ropas desde que tenia 17 años que aprendió la profesión con su madre, lo que siempre le sirvió para sustentar a su familia.
Los créditos que la Fundación le otorga los invierte en la compra de telas para luego confeccionar uniformes para estudiantes etc.
Los próximos créditos los quiere invertir en la compra de una maquina de coser industrial

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.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,981.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mirta Virginia purchase Fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2010