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Las Perlas Group
In this Group: Acela, Basilia, Perla, Teodora, Ignacia, Elena, Emilia, Alba, Elodia, Carmen, Zoraida, Silfide, Mirtha, Eulalia, Marta, Lilian, Maria, Aurelia, Luz, Palina, Nimia, Albaq
Las Perlas (The Pearls) is the name of a group of women in the city of Ita. They got together on January 9th, 2008, and their current executive director is Sra. Acela Céspedes. She contacted an advisor at one of the weekly meetings in the area to learn more about the work of the Mujeres Emprendedoras committee. After receiving that advice, Acela managed to get together a group of 22 women who work together well and provide each other with support within the program.

Sra. Acela is one of the members. After joining the group of women, she decided to open a business selling a range of items such as school supplies, uniforms, decorations etc. With the loan that Acela receives, she plans to buy the products that her customers need. The business is very important to the family since the income helps greatly with household finances as well as clothes for the children and other school expenses.

The loan is to buy general merchandise such as uniforms, school supplies etc.
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Las Perlas se denomina el grupo de mujeres conformado en la ciudad de ITA en fecha 09 de enero de 2.008 gracias a que la actual Directora General, la Sra. Acela Céspedes, contactó con la asesora en una de las reuniones semanales que la misma tenía en la zona para enterarse mejor de la forma de trabajo que tiene el comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras. Una vez asesorada logró juntar 22 mujeres quienes se encuentran trabajando muy a gusto y en forma solidaria dentro del programa.
Una de la integrantes es la señora Acela quien después de integrarse al comité de mujeres decidió abrir su negocio ofreciendo todo tipo de artículos como útiles escolares, uniformes, artículos decorativos, y otros.
Con cada actividad que realiza el comité y con cada crédito que ella recibe compra todos las mercaderías requeridas por los clientes.
El negocio es muy importante para la familia ya que ayuda mucho con los gastos de la casa en cuanto a vestimenta de los hijos y otros gastos escolares.
El crédito solicitado fue para la compra de mercaderías en general como uniformes, artículos escolares y otros.

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
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,648.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Perlas Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to buy school supplies and uniforms etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010