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Las Emprendedoras Group
In this Group: Juana, Justina, Nilsa, Maria, Gladys, Antonia, Aurora, Alicia, Justina, Rosa, Blanca, Nancy, Altagracia, Liliana, Karina, Maria, Juana, Flora , Hilda, Maria*, Candida*
* not pictured
This excellent group of women from the city of Itá is called “Las Emprendedoras Santa Lucía” and they came together thanks to Juana who contacted an advisor during a weekly meeting she was conducting in the area to find out about the working methodology of the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Enterprising Women’s Committee). They are now in their 7th cycle.

They all carry out fund raising activities and help each other to reach the common goals they all have within their group and with Fundación Paraguaya.

The President, Irma, sells “chipás” throughout the streets in her city. It is a typical bread consumed everywhere in Paraguay. She learned how to make this product with help from her mother and she’s turned this skill into her source of income.

Today, she’d like to increase her family’s income so is asking for a loan to buy more ingredients to make chipás.
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Las emprendedoras Santa Lucía se denomina el excelente grupo de mujeres conformado en la ciudad de Itá, gracias a que la actual Directora General la Sra. Juana contactó con la asesora en una reunión semanal que la misma tenía en la zona, para informarse de la forma de trabajo que tiene el Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, se encuentran ya en el 7° ciclo.
Todas ellas realizan actividades para recaudar fondos, se ayudan mutuamente para llegar a los objetivos en común que todas tienen dentro del grupo y con la Fundación Paraguaya.
La presidenta, la sra. Juana se dedica a la venta de chipas por las calles de su ciudad, pues es un panificado típico de su país muy consumido en cualquier punto de Paraguay.
Ella aprendió a realizar este producto con ayuda de su madre y lo ha vuelto en su medio de ingresos.
Hoy día ella desea poder aumentar la economia de su familia, por eso solicita ayuda crediticia para poder comprar mas insumos para la preparacion de chipas.

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
  • 91
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,392,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Emprendedoras Group's $3,675 loan helped a member to buy cheese and starch.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011