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Las Mercedes Group
In this Group: Tomasa, Susana, Lidia, Verónica, Lurdes, Ramona, Sonia, Silvina, Marta, Virginia, María, Aniela, Nidia, Gladys, Mónica, Amelia*, Isabel*
* not pictured
This communal bank emerged from contact with one of the members of the Fundación. The group is in its tenth cycle, and it has been working with the Fundación since 2008. The group currently has 17 member, and they work in a responsible and coordinated way.

Silvina is married and has three small children. She has been selling food in an itinerant manner for several years. She sells in her neighborhood and also in the center of the city. It is through this work that she has managed to support her children and to get them ahead. She wants to give them the education that she was not able to have.

She is requesting the loan to buy ingredients to make food. She will buy things like meat, spices, eggs, ham, cheese, and other ingredients. She knows that the loan will be a big help. It will help her to be well-stocked with ingredients.
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El comité surgió por contacto de una de las integrantes con la fundación, el grupo se encuentra en el 10º ciclo, opera con la Fundación desde el año 2008. Actualmente cuenta con 17 miembros, las cuales trabajan de forma responsable y coordinada
La Sra. Silvina tiene 3 hijos pequeños, es casada y se dedica hace varios años a la venta comestibles en forma ambulante, por su barrio y también por el centro de la ciudad. Ella por medio de este trabajo ha logrado mantener a sus hijos y sacarlos adelante. Ella quiere brindarles aquella educación a la cual ella no pudo tener acceso.
Ella solicita el credito para la compra de los ingredientes para la elaboración de los alimentos, como ser las carnes, especias, huevos, jamón, queso y demás. Ella sabe que el credito le sera de mucha ayuda, pues le servirá para tener bien surtidos sus ingredientes.

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
  • 26
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,930.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Mercedes Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy meat, spices, eggs, ham, cheese, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011