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Junta De Saneamiento Saguazú Group
In this Group: Benito, Dionisio, Casildo
The Junta de Saneamiento Saguazú, or Saguazu Sanitation Committee is comprised of a total of 180 families who are part of the Saguazu residential development, situated 8 km from the city of Yaguaron, on the route to the town of Pirayu.

The committee’s origins are rooted in the need for sufficient potable water for all of the town’s citizens. They were provided with water from wells from the surrounding areas, but the quantity of water needed and the distance it had to go was too much for the wells.

The proposal to form the commission was the idea of Sivlerio R., who is a local and one of those affected by the lack of water. He organized a meeting where he proposed that everyone get together and carry out some kind of activity to raise funds so that they could afford the construction of a good artesian well. Later, professionals from the Municipality advised them, and they received a donation from the local government of a water pump, plumbing, faucets, etc. to have good distribution of water among the families.

This idea gave them great enthusiasm. News spread, and right away more families joined. They organized soccer tournaments, barbeque chicken sales, raffles, bingo, and playing card tournaments all to raise the necessary funds as quickly as possible. Thanks to their dedication, determination, and hard work, they raised enough money to pay for the construction. Everything was a success, due to the enthusiasm of the inhabitants and their desire to work together throughout all the events to achieve their goal.

Right now, they have an artesian well, a 30,000 liter tank at a good height, pipes connecting to all the families, and good and abundant pressure of potable water, benefitting a total of 180 families.

The Saguazu Sanitation Committee continues to be active with the upkeep of the potable water system, including maintenance, cleaning, paying for the electricity consumption, and finding solutions to ordinary problems in the whole water distribution system.

They are interested in purchasing a spare motor. During the summer the motor is used much more. This way, when they need to conduct maintenance, they can use the backup.

About Water Installation Loans

Fundación Paraguaya recently launched this exciting new loan product with the help of Kiva. Ikatu Agua loans are designed to provide communities without access to drinking water the money they need to dig wells, set pipeline networks and install water meters. The loan is given to a group of community leaders, who form a Sanitation Board in representation of their entire community. Members of the Sanitation Board are responsible for contracting builders, overseeing construction and collecting small, regular contributions from all community members. These contributions are pooled and returned to Kiva lenders in the form of loan repayments.
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La Junta de Saneamiento “Saguazu” está comprendida por un total de 180 familias, las cuales forman parte de la compañía Saguazu, situado a 8 km de la ciudad de Yaguarón camino a Pirayú.

Tuvo sus orígenes a raíz de la necesidad de contar con agua potable suficiente para todos los lugareños, siendo que eran proveídos o suministrados por agua de pozos aledaños a la zona, los cuales no eran suficientes por la cantidad y distancia entre ellos.

La propuesta o idea de formar la Comisión fue idea del Sr. Silverio R., quien es lugareño y uno de los afectados por la falta de agua; él organizó una reunión haciendo la propuesta de agruparse y realizar algún tipo de actividad para conseguir fondos que pudieran solventar los gastos de la construcción de un buen pozo artesiano, luego les asesoraron profesionales de la Municipalidad y recibieron donación de la Gobernación como bomba para agua, cañerías, grifos, etc., para una buena distribución de agua para las familias.

Esta idea entusiasmó bastante y pronto corrió la voz, por lo que rápidamente fueron adheridas más familias. Rápidamente, organizando torneos de futbol, polladas, sorteos, bingos, torneo de trucos todo con intensiones de recaudar en la brevedad posible los fondos necesarios. Gracias a su dedicación, empeño y trabajo, lograron juntar lo suficiente para pagar por la construcción, lo cual fue todo un éxito, teniendo en cuenta el entusiasmo de los lugareños y las ganas de colaborar con todos los eventos realizados para tal efecto.

Actualmente, ya cuentan con un pozo artesiano, tanque de 30.000 litros y con buena altura; cañerías distribuidas a todas las familias y con abundante y buena presión de agua potable. Son beneficiadas un total de 180 familias.

La Junta de Saneamiento “Saguazu” sigue activa, para la manutención del sistema de agua potable como es el mantenimiento, limpieza, pago por consumo de energía eléctrica y solución de inconvenientes normales en todo sistema de distribución de agua.

Ellos están interesados en comprar un motor de reserva debido a que en época del verano se utiliza más y asi cuando hay que hacer mantenimiento del motor se utiliza el otro.

Acerca de los préstamos para instalaciones de agua

Fundacion Paraguaya recién lanzó este producto con el apoyo de Kiva. El producto de préstamo Ikatu Agua está diseñado para proveer financiamiento a comunidades sin acceso a agua potable para que puedan cavar pozos e instalar sistemas de cañeria y medidores de agua. Se le entrega el préstamo a una Junta de Saneamiento que representa a toda la comunidad. Los miembros de la Junta son los responsables de contratar a los constructores, supervisarlos y colectar contribuciones pequeñas de forma regular de todos los miembros de la comunidad. Se juntan todas las contribuciones, y son entregadas a los prestamistas de Kiva en la forma de reembolsos.

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
  • 16
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,311,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,875.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Junta De Saneamiento Saguazú Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to purchase a motor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2010
Listed
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012