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Justiniana is 56 years old and is married to Catalino Franco. They live in their own home and have six children, all of whom are grown.

When she was very young, Justiniana went to Argentina where she worked for 10 years. When she returned to her own country, she used her savings to start her own business and be able to settle down permanently. She started selling beverages, later she sold basic necessity items for in her area there wasn't one business. Said store is located 15 kilometers outside the city.

Thanks to her efforts, her children were able to go to school and now they are all grown. She needs this loan to buy merchandise.
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La Sra. Justiniana tiene 56 años y está casada con el señor Catalino Franco. Ellos viven en casa propia y tienen seis hijos todos mayores de edad.

Desde muy joven, Justiniana fue a la Argentina donde trabajó durante diez años. Al regresar al país utilizó su ahorro para empezar su negocio y poder afincarse definitivamente. Primeramente empezó con la ventas de bebidas, luego vendió articulos de primera necesidad, pues en su vecindad no existía ni un negocio. Dicha despensa se encuentra a quince kilometros de la ciudad.

Gracias a su esfuerzo pudo educar a sus hijos quienes ahora ya son todos mayores de edad. Necesita el crédito para la compra de mercaderias.

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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
  • 34
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,115.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Justiniana purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2009
Apr 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2010