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Alice is 42, is a widow, and is the mother of two adult children who work independently. She sells all kinds of shoes such as tennis shoes, sandals, dress shoes, and others. She has done this work for more than two years, and her business is located in her house. She had to make some changes to be able to have enough space to sell in. Alice uses the profits from her sales to support her home, and with the help of her children they face their family expenses. Alice tells us that she has quite a few sales. This is why she wants to acquire a larger quantity of shoes so she can have enough supply for the strong demand that exists in the area where she lives and that her business has.
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Alice, tiene 42 años es viuda y es madre de dos hijos de los cuales ambos son mayores de edad y trabajan de forma independiente. Ella se dedica a la venta de todo tipo zapatos por ejemplo: championes (sports shoes), sandalias, zapatos, entre otros.

Alice se ha dedicado a este rubro por más de dos años y su local comercial se encuentra en su misma casa, dónde para esto, ella realizo algunas modificaciones para poder tener el espacio correspondiente para su salón comercial.

Alice, con sus ganancias de su venta aporta a los ingresos de la casa, y con la ayuda de sus hijos hacen frente a los gastos familiares.

Alice, comenta que tiene bastante venta. Es por ello que ella desea adquirir mayor cantidad de zapatos, de este modo podrá abastecer la fuerte demanda que tiene en la zona donde vive y tiene su salon 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
  • 75
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,049,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,090.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Alice to purchase shoes for women, men, and children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010