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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Carmen , Balbina, Blanca, Paola, Gloria, Norma, Norma, Felipa, Elena, Mirta, Carmen, Ana*, Maria*
* not pictured
This committee was formed thanks to Mrs. Carmen Ramona V. Gimenez, who lives in the city of Villarrica. They enthusiastically agreed to form a Women Entrepreneurs Committee, naming it the "Mujeres Activas" ('Active Women') committee."

They work in handcrafts, making clothing, tablecloths, shirts, etc. and many other creations inherited from their mothers and grandmothers, who passed this knowledge from generation to generation. Many of the members also work in small businesses, so the help offered them by Fundación Paraguaya was very important to them. It is worth pointing out that through the committee they were able to increase their earnings and improve their living conditions even more everyday.

One of the members is Carmen, who makes and sells ao po´i handicrafts (ao po´i is a special cotton fabric used for making handcrafted items). She makes shirts, dresses, tablecloths and other items, and they are much admired by other people, which makes them sell quickly.

Carmen is very hardworking and says that she will continue working and is very happy to be able to help her family. She is asking for the loan to buy ao po´i cloth.

It is important to mention that some of the women make items that are exported to many countries.
View original language description ↓
Este Comité se formó gracias a las Señora Carmen Ramona V. Gimenez que vive en la cuidad de Villarrica. Encantadas aceptaron conformar el Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras nombrándolo Comité •• Mujeres Activas••.

Ellas se dedican a la Artesanía elaborando prendas de vestir, manteles, camisas, etc. y muchas otras creaciones que son heredadas de sus madres, abuelas, pasando estos conocimientos de generación en generación.

También muchas de las integrantes trabajan en pequeños comercios para la cual le fue de mucha importancia la ayuda que les ofreció Fundación Paraguaya.

Cabe destacar que mediante el comité ellas lograron aumentar sus ganancias
Y poder cada día mejorar aun más sus condiciones de vida.

Una de las integrantes es la señora Carmen quien se dedica a la fabricación y venta de artesanía en ao po´i (es una tela especial de hilos de algodón que son utilizados para fabricar las prendas de artesania), ella fabrica camisas, vestidos, manteles y otros y son muy admirados por la gente lo que hace que la venta sea muy rápido.
La señora Carmen es muy trabajadora y comenta que seguirá trabajando ya muy satisfactorio para ella ayudar a su familia.
Solicita el préstamo para la compra de tela ao po´i.
Es importante mencionar que algunas de las señoras fabrican prendas que se exportan en muchos países.

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
  • 23
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,725.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $850 loan helped a member purchase ao po´i fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010