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Maria Auxiliadora Group
In this Group: Adolfina , Mariela , Evangelista , Zunilda , Maria , Nancy , Maria , Ninfa , Estela , Fermina , Marlenes , Vicenta , Diana , Evangelista , Pablina *, Lourdes *
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The "Maria Auxiliadora" communal bank was created through the union of various neighbors from a humble settlement in the city of Mariano Roque Alonso. The members are all humble people who created the group to be able to get out of the extreme poverty that afflicts a large portion of the country. They have all committed to fight side-by-side to meet their goals and to work together on activities that strengthen their partnership.

Adolfina G. is a great example of personal sacrifice. She is a traveling vendor who goes to her clients' houses to provide manicure and pedicure services. She doesn't have a fixed work location and for this reason her work is difficult for her. She can't spend the time she needs to take care of her family and maintain her household, but she knows that these sacrifices can help her family get ahead.

Adolfina is asking for a loan through Kiva to be able to purchase the materials she needs for her manicures and pedicures, such as nail polish, rubbing alcohol, nail files, scissors, nail clippers, etc.
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El comité “Maria Auxiliadora” se formó con la unión de varias vecinas de un asentamiento muy humilde de la ciudad de Mariano Roque Alonso.
Las integrantes son personas humildes que formaron un grupo para salir de la pobreza extrema que aqueja a gran parte del país. Se compremetieron a luchar hombro con hombro para lograr los objetivos propuestos y trabajar conjuntamente con actividades que fortalecen su compañerismo.
La sra. Adolfina G. es un ejemplo de sacrificio, ella realiza servicios de manicura y pedicura, de manera ambulante, es decir, va a las casas de sus clientes, no posee un lugar fijo de trabajo por eso a veces le cuesta mucho, pues no puede cuidar todo el tiempo a su familia y atender su hogar, pero sabe que solo con sacrificios podría sacarlos adelante.
Ella solicita el crédito de Kiva para poder comprar todos los materiales necesarios para su trabajo de manicura y pedicura como esmaltes, alcoholes, lijas, tijeritas, alicates, etc.

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
  • 112
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,570,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,030.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maria Auxiliadora Group's $3,300 loan helped a member to purchase manicure and pedicure materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
May 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011