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Santa Lucia Group
In this Group: Mirtha, Ricarda, Gladys, Norma, Maura, Petronila, Estela, Blanca, Clavelina, Lucia*, Asela, Gladys*
* not pictured
In the city of Carapegua, in the Potrero district, a group of poor women met with the program named Enterprising Women (Kiva Field Partner) and they decided to become members to gain more information about the program.

This group of women is very active and hard working and they have various kinds of businesses.

They are in search of more support to promote the growth of their family income through a loan, to improve their quality of life.

They require a loan to invest in their businesses and to achieve the sustainable development of them as a group and each as individuals.

Mirtha is one of the members of the group and she knits and makes traditional clothing, as well as drapes, table cloths and decorations. She has a good client base thanks to the quality of her products. She has a good number of orders especially because her items are in various designs and are excellent as gifts and souvenirs. These are very traditional crafts in Paraguay.

She wishes to improve her earnings by acquiring large quantities of threads and yarns in various colors, as well as appliqués used in the clothing.
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En la Ciudad de Carapeguá en la Compañía Potrero, uñas señoras de escasos recursos se enteraron del programa Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras y decidieron reunirse para recibir una información sobre el mencionado programa.
Estas Señoras son activas muy trabajadoras y se dedican a las actividades ya mencionados más arriba.
Ellas buscando un poco más de apoyo para fomentar a través del crédito sus ingresos familiares y mejorar su calidad de vida.
Necesitan de esta operación crediticia para invertir en sus respectivos trabajos y así poder lograr un crecimiento sostenible que les haga crecer como grupo y en forma individual.
La Sra. Mirtha es una de las integrantes y se dedica al tejido y confección de ropas artesanales, así también cortinados, mantas, manteles y adornos en tejido de hilos.
Posee buena clientela, gracias a la calidad de sus productos y tiene bastantes pedidos, siendo que son prendas artesanales con variados diseños y son excelentes para regalos y recuerdos de algo muy tradicional del Paraguay.
Desea incrementar sus ingresos mediante la adquisición en cantidad de hilos de variados colores, así como los apliques que se utilizan en las prendas.

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
  • 138
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,790.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Lucia Group's $1,850 loan helped a member to purchase threads, fabrics, and appliques for traditional clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011