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Kuña Aty Group
In this Group: Miguela , Claudia, Agustina , Esmelda, Ygnacia, María, Mariela, María, Epifania, Hilaria, Felicita, Eduvigis, Guardina, Mirian*, Feliciana*
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Description: the women of the Kuña Aty (Unión de Mujeres) committee are from the San Francisco neighborhood of the city of Caacupe. All of the women work at making and selling chipas [a traditional cheese bread] on a large scale. All of them work in their own homes making the products and later they go out to various points of the city of Asuncion to sell them.

Previously, the women's committee program worked commercially but in a smaller scale. That is why these days, with the formation of the business women's committee, there is an attitude of belonging from keeping up with the requirements that the committee makes of them.

One of the women is Miguela, who, with the help of her whole family, makes her delicious chipas every day starting very early, since she has to deliver the orders to the resalers. With her her family, she works very hard. She wants very much to get ahead, especially since her children are studying for their professions. In this way she is improving her income and her quality of life. She is asking for this loan to purchase ingredients to make her product, such as starch, cheese, oil, squash and others.

The loan will facilitate the work and increase the capital that each woman has. In this way, they will be able to satisfy their needs, investing in their small businesses that will generate more income for the family unit.
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Descripción: Las mencionadas mujeres Del comité Kuña Aty (Unión de Mujeres) son del Barrio San Francisco de la Ciudad de Caacupe.
Son Sras. que en su totalidad trabajan en la elaboración y venta de chipas a gran escala, todas ellas trabajan en sus propios hogares para la elaboración de su producto que luego lo salen a comercializar en varios puntos de la ciudad de Asunción.
En temporadas anteriores al programa comité de mujeres ya trabajaban comercialmente pero en menor escala. Por esto es que en estos días, al formar parte del programa de Comité de mujeres emprendedoras, existe una actitud de sentido de pertenencia de las mismas para mantenerse al tanto de los requerimientos que les exige el comité.
Una de la señoras es la Miguela quien con la ayuda de toda la familia elabora sus ricas chipas todos los días a muy tempranas horas, ya que debe entregar los pedidos a los revendedores.
Ella con su familia trabaja con mucho esfuerzo, con muchos deseos de superación especialmente para sus hijos quienes están estudiando para una profesión y de esta manera mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
Ella solicita el préstamo para la compra de ingredientes para la elaboración de sus productos como almidón, queso, grasa, calabazo y otros.
El crédito facilitará el trabajo ya aumentará el capital que cada una posee y así podrán satisfacer sus necesidades, invirtiendo en sus pequeños negocios que les generara más ingresos a la unidad familiar.

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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $28,564,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,725.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Aty Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients for chipas, such as: starch, yucca starch, cheese, squash, and corn meal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010