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Fortaleza Group
In this Group: María Estela, María Estela, Marta B., Narcisa, Valvina, Teófila, Juana Silvina, Ilda, Norma , Antonia, Silvina, Cervellona, Elodia, Brígida, María, Mónica Silvana*, Leonora*
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Sra. Maria Estela J. makes a living selling underwear and silver jewlery in the area. She is the single mother of two children. She enthusiastically formed a committee of woman entrepreneurs in her neighborhood called Constitution of the city of Caaguazú. The group is made up of 17members who are hardworking señoras, independent, and in solidarity. They have one goal -- to get ahead.

She is applying for this loan to buy articles of clothing (jackets, boots, sweatshirts, and pants) so she can diversify her products and for the fall-winter season.
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La Sra. Maria Estela J., se dedica a la venta de Ropa interior y joyas de plata por la zona, es madre soltera de 2 hijos, y con mucho entusiasmo formó un comité de mujeres emprendedoras en su barrio denominado Constitución de la Ciudad de Caaguazú, el grupo esta conformado por 17 integrantes, son señoras muy trabajadoras, independientes, solidarias y con un solo interés el de salir para delante.
Solicita el préstamo para la compra de prendas de vestir (camperas, botas, busos, pantalones) de manera a diversificar sus productos y además por llega la temporada otoño-invierno.

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
  • 61
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,680,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,717.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fortaleza Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to buy seasonal clothing like jackets, pants, knits, t-shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010