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Virgen Del Perpetuo Socorro Group
In this Group: Lidia, Nilsa, Maria, Maria, Anselma, Marcelina, Tiburcia, Eder, Idalina, Ana, Maria, Maria*, Luz*
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Thirteen women who form the committee called “Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro” (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) meet in the city of Paraguarí. They came together after hearing talk about the enterprising women’s program. They are all known in the neighborhood and surrounding areas for their way of working. Their common objective is to generate more income to provide their families with better lifestyles.

Anselma sells vegetables. She comments that this is very demanding work since she rises early every day to be able to buy the vegetables she will sell. She says that everything she does is for her family’s wellbeing because she’d like to give them a different lifestyle, that is to say, one without deprivations.

She requests the loan to buy all types of vegetables to later resell. She is very grateful for the opportunity the Fundación grants her because she knows that the loan will be of much help to her.
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En la ciudad de Paraguarí se reúnen 13 mujeres, dentro del comité denominado Virgen del perpetuo Socorro. Ellas se unieron tras escuchar hablar del programa de mujeres emprendedoras. Todas son conocidas en el barrio y alrededores por su forma de trabajar. Su objetivo común es generar mas ingresos para darle un mejor estilo de vida a sus familias.
La Sra Anselma se dedica a la venta de hortalizas. Comenta que este trabajo es muy sacrificado ya que todos los días ella se levanta a muy tempranas horas para poder comprar las verduras que va a vender. Dice que todo lo que hace es por el bien de su familia, ya que le gustaría poder darles un estilo de vida diferente, es decir, sin privaciones.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de hortalizas de todo tipo para luego venderlas, Está muy agradecida por la oportunidad que le da la Fundación, pues sabe que el crédito le será de mucha ayuda.

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
  • 56
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,905.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Del Perpetuo Socorro Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012