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Mujeres Trabajadoras De Santo Tomas Group
In this Group: Alicia , Gloria , Bernarda , Agustina , Maria , Sixta , Agustina , Sergia, Angelina , Maria, Aida , Maria , Norma , Rita , Valeria , Librada , Elena , Berlinda *
* not pictured
The women of this committee are from the city of Caacupe. The committee president is Alicia who lives with her husband and makes handicrafts. She makes 'piri' hats (hand-made straw hats) and 'pantallas de kandaray' (a means of providing relief from the heat, similar to a fan). These are typical Paraguayan items.

Alicia and her fellow committee members are very happy and grateful for the support that Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva are providing them with. With this capital, the ladies are increasing their small businesses and also their income, so that not only they can enjoy a better quality of life but also their children and their family members. Alicia would like this loan to buy the supplies she needs for making her handicrafts.
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Las mujeres del comité son de la ciudad de Caacupe.
La presidenta del comité es la señora Alicia, y vive con su marido, ella trabaja en la artesanía, fabrica sombrero piri(sombrero hecho artesanalmente de paja) y pantallas de karanday (elemento para aliviar el calor, parecido al abanico), que son articulos tipicos de Paraguay.
Ella como también sus compañeras están muy satisfechas y agradecidas con el apoyo que les está brindando la Fundación Paraguaya y Kiva.
Con este capital las señoras están aumentando sus pequeños negocios y así también sus ingresos para una mejor calidad de vida, no solo de ellas, sino tambien la de sus hijos y familiares.
Ella desea obtener el crédito para comprar los elementos necesarios para la realización de las artesanías a las que se dedica.

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
  • 101
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Trabajadoras De Santo Tomas Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy supplies for making handicrafts (threads, needles, material for fans, hats, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012