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San Juan Group
In this Group: Francisca Eladia, Berta, Matilde, Maria, Matilde, Raquel, Mercedes, Maria, Patricia, Alice, Seferina, Elsa, Hermelinda, Yesisca, Lorena, Gloria*, Maria*, Johana*
* not pictured
The committee named “San Juan” was established in the city of Asunción and consists of 18 women. They are in their eighth loan cycle as part of the Program of Women Entrepreneurs with Fundación Paraguaya. The ladies have joined together with a common goal, to generate more income for each of their families. Not only do they want to grow financially, but also on a personal level. The members define themselves as hardworking and determined women who strive each day to sustain their families. They desire the best future for their children and their other dependents.

Sra. Serefina sells food such as empanadas, sandwiches, and other quick dishes. She says that she has a large number of customers who always buy her products. Thanks to her work, Serefina is able to help with the household expenses and those of her family. She would like to open a restaurant where her customers can delight in her food.

Ths loan she is requesting will be used to buy the necessary ingredients for preparing her dishes such as meat, condiments, vegetables, and other items. Serefina is grateful to Fundación Paraguaya for the opportunity that has been given to her.

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En la ciudad de Asunción se formó un comité denominado San Juan, integrado por 18 mujeres de dicha ciudad. Ellas están en el octavo ciclo del programa de mujeres emprendedoras de la Fundación Paraguaya. Ellas se unieron con un objetivo en común, que es la obtención de mayores ingresos para cada una de ellas. Desean un desarrollarse no solo en el ámbito económico, sino también personal.
Ellas se definen como mujeres muy trabajadoras y luchadoras que día a día luchan por el sustento de su familia. Desean un futuro mejor para sus hijos y de todos aquellos que de ellas dependen.
La señora Seferina se dedica a la venta de comestibles, como ser empanadas, sandwish y demás minutas. Ella comenta que tiene una buena cantidad de clientes que siempre compran de ella sus productos. Gracias a este trabajo ella puede ayudar con los gastos de la casa y ayudar también a su familia. Le gustaría poder abrir un restaurante donde pueda deleitar a los clientes con sus comidas.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de ingredientes necesarios para la elaboración de sus alimentos, como ser carne, condimentos, hortalizas y demás. Agradece a la Fundación por la oportunidad que esta le da.

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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,371,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,840.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Juan Group's $4,625 loan helped a member to buy meat, condiments, vegetables, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011