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Mujeres En Progreso Group
In this Group: Olga , Deolinda, Dolly, Elva , Petrona, Graciela, Andrea, Dionisia, Mirna, Angélica, Aurora, Cipriana, Rosa, Celsa, Valentina*, Alice*, Flora *
* not pictured
Deolinda got in touch with her friends and neighbors to form the group. She lives in the San Miguel de Pdte. Franco neighborhood in the City of Este.

The group is called “Mujeres En Progreso” (Women in Progress) and is made up of 17 active women from the same zone. Each lady has her own business which they run with great effort.

Each loan is intended for their individual businesses, like Olga who sells many items, particularly household products. She runs her business from her home and tells us that she is very happy; she has many customers; and her income is important because it helps very much with expenses, especially feeding the family.

The other members work to build their businesses and work hard in the best way they can;

1. Olga – Pantry sales

2. Deolinda – Cosmetic sales

3. Dolly – Clothing sales

4. Elva – Tailoring

5. Petrona – Clothing sales

6. Graciela – Hair styling

7. Andrea – Clothing sales

8. Dionisia – Empanada sales

9. Mirna – Nic nac sales

10. Angélica – Sports lottery tickets

11. Aurora – Clothing sales

12. Cipriana – Egg and cheese sales

13. Rosa – Cosmetic sales

14. Celsa – Food sales

15. Valentina – Fruit sales

16. Alice – Footwear sales (flip-flops)

17. Flora – Fruit and vegetable sales
View original language description ↓
Para la formación del comité inició la señora Deolinda A., quien vive en el barrio San Miguel de Pdte. Franco de Ciudad del Este, ella contacto con sus vecinas y amigas para formar el comité en la zona.
El comité se denomina “Mujeres En Progreso”, está constituido por 17 señoras muy activas y solidarias todas de la misma zona. Cada una de ellas tiene una actividad independiente y la realizan con muy esfuerzo y sacrificio.
Y cada crédito que ello retiran lo destinan a la actividad que ellas se dedican así como la señora Olga quien se dedica a la venta minorista de muchos productos preferentemente de uso doméstico, ella atiende su negocio en su domicilio y nos cuenta que esta muy contenta ya que cuenta con mucha clientela y sus ganancias son muy interesantes por que ayudan mucho en la economía de la casa especialmente para la alimentación de la familia.
Así todas de dedican a elaborar y vender sus trabajos de la mejor manera;

Olga C.
Deolinda A.
Venta de Cosméticos

Dolly Z.
Venta de Ropas
Elva Díaz
Petrona R.
Venta de Ropas
Graciela S.
Andrea Martínez
Venta De Ropas
Dionisia I.
Venta de Empanadas
Mirna D.
Venta De Bijouteries
Angélica E.
Aurora Vázquez
Venta De Ropas
Cipriana L.
Venta de Huevo y Queso
Rosa C.
Venta de Cosméticos
Celsa G.
Venta De Comidas
Valentina E.
Venta De Frutas
Alice T.
Venta de Zapatillas
Flora Díaz
Venta de Frutas y Verduras

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
  • 57
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,690.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres En Progreso Group's $2,650 loan helped a member purchase merchandise (rice, sugar, cooking oils, flour, fruits and vegetables, clothing, jewelry, cleaning products) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010