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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Gloria, Florencia, Rocío, Gertrudis, Sebastiana, Mercedes, Ana, Verónica, Juana, Nancy, Virginia, Mirna, Amalia, María, Marina, Romi, Porfiria*, Blanca*, Deida*
* not pictured
In Ciudad del Este, 19 women meet to form the group Mujeres Unidas. All are heads of their families that fight for daily sustenance. They come together to fight for a common goal, to obtain greater profits for all the members. They are all known in their neighborhood for their excellent work.

Señora Amalia is a manicurist and through this profession she has been able get ahead, generating a higher income to support her household. She says that she has a group of established customers that always call her to do work for them. She also says that the weekends are when she has the most work because those are the days when people go to parties and events. She dreams that some day she will have her own shop.

She is requesting a loan to buy polish, cuticle scissors and other supplies that she needs to do her job. She is grateful to Fundación for the opportunity they are giving her.
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En Ciudad del Este se reúnen 19 mujeres para la formación del comité denominado Mujeres Unidas. Todas ellas son mujeres jefas de familias, que luchan por el sustento diario. Se unieron con un fin en común que es la lucha en conjunto por la obtención de mayores beneficios de todas las miembros. Todas son conocidas en el barrio por la excelente labor que realizan.
La Sra. Amalia es manicurista, por medio de su profesión ella ha podido salir adelante, generando mayores ingresos para el sustento de su hogar. Ella comenta que tienen ya un grupo de clientas bien definido que siempre la llaman para hacerles algún trabajo. Dice que los fines de semana es cuando tiene mayor trabajo, debido a que en esos días donde la gente va a fiestas y eventos. Sueña con algún día poder tener su propia peluquería.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de esmaltes, corta cutículas u otros insumos que necesite para realizar su trabajo. Desde ya agradece a la Fundación por la oportunidad que le está dando.

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
  • 74
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,749,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,905.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $4,075 loan helped a member purchase polish, cuticle scissors, and other supplies that she needs for her job as a manicurist.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011