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La Esperanza Group
In this Group: Susana , Marlene, Patricia , Gisela Valiente, Sindia , Zulma , Teodora , Blanca , Maria De Jesus , Alicia , Faustina , Rogelia , Maria , Marta , Claudia *
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The Committee “La Esperanza” (The Hope) was formed more than two years ago and has been working with Fundación Paraguaya. Most of the group are involved in productive activities, but also includes among its members three ladies who are just starting their businesses. The types of activities represented include retail businesses selling fruits and vegetables; handicrafts; empanadas filled with beef, chicken, ham, or cheese; grocery items such as noodles, sugar, flour, oil and soap; clothing; medicines; and other products. The members yearn to provide a better future for their children. As a result, they double their efforts in acquiring the materials needed for the development and growth of their businesses.

It is always interesting to hear about the life experiences of some of the committee members, such as Sra. Maria M.. Maria sells herbal remedies, an activity that is practiced by many in Paraguay because of the popular consumption of these elixirs. Her products are frequently offered in various forms at the suppliers’ market. On other occasions, with the help her of children, she travels to different places to find and gather herbs in order to increase her earnings.

In addition to Sra. Maria, the other group members and their businesses are listed below:

1. Susana F. – clothing sales
2. Marlene B. – liquor sales
3. Patricia G. – vending kiosk
4. Gisela V. – street vendor
5. Sindia L. – vegetable sales
6. Zulma I. – clothing sales
7. Teodora D. – clothing sales
8. Blanca V. – grocery store
9. Maria de Jesus C. – sewing supplies
10. Alicia F. – fruit sales
11. Faustina S. – cheese bread sales
12. Rogelia E. – empanada sales
13. Maria M. – herbal remedies
14. Marta B. – sewing supplies
15. Claudia B. – dressmaker

View original language description ↓
El comité “La Esperanza”tiene mas de 2 años de formación y trabaja con la Fundación Paraguaya , la mayoría de sus integrantes ya venia realizando actividades productivas, pero incluyeron entre sus integrantes a 3 señoras que ahora emprenderán actividades. Incluyen entre las actividades realizadas la venta de frutas y verduras , venta de comestibles artesanales como empanadas de carne ,empanadas de pollo ,empanadas de jamón y queso ,venta de mercaderías varias como :fideo ,azucar , harina ,aceite, jabón, entre otros artículos ,venta de ropas , venta de remedios etc.
Anhelan un futuro mejor para sus hijos, es por eso que se esfuerzan el doble para facilitarles los materiales para su desarrollo y formación.
Entre la integrantes del comité siempre resulta interesante escuchar las experiencias de vida de la Sra. Maria M. quien se dedica a la venta de remedios yuyos, esta actividad es realizada por muchas personas en Paraguay ya que se consume mucho los remedios naturales.
La Sra. Maria nos comenta que se provee de sus remedios yuyos de varias formas muchas veces del Mercado de Abasto o en otras ocaciones con la ayuda de su hijos recorre algunos lugares donde se puede encontrar estas plantas y ellos mismos lo recogen y piensa que esto resulta más por que la ganancia es mayor.
Ademas de la Historia de Sra. Maria la demás integrantes realizan su propia actividad, se lista abajo:
Susana F.
Venta de Ropas
Marlene B.
Patricia G.
Gisela V.
Vendedora Ambulante
Sindia L.
Venta de verduras

Zulma I.
Venta de ropas

Teodora D.
Venta de ropas
Blanca V.
Maria de Jesus C.
Alicia F.
Venta de frutas
Faustina S.
Venta de chipas
Rogelia E.
Ventas de empanadas
Maria M.
Venta de remedios yuyos
Marta B.
Claudia B.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,655.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Esperanza Group's $1,550 loan helped a member operating capital for their respective businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010