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Tembiapo Pora Group
In this Group: Luz Teresa , Claudia, Florentina, Catalina, Nancy, Inmaculada, Nora, Dora, Blanca, Maria, Isabel, Maria, Maria, Idalina, Perla, Olga*
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These excellent women are members of the Tembiapo Pora group in the city of Ita, thanks to Sra. Luz, who got in touch with an advisor to the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras at one of the meetings she had in the area in order to become better informed about the work the Comité was doing. Once informed, Sra. Luz brought 16 women together, who are now working supportively, in their ninth loan cycle within the program.

Sra. Luz sells ao po’i (typical embroidered Paraguayan clothes) and tells us that she has very good sales since ao po’i clothing is in high demand. Many people, particularly tourists, admire it greatly. She dreams of being able to expand so that her clothing items are sold abroad.

She is requesting this loan in order to buy thread and embroidery frames, which are essential in making the items she sells. She is grateful for the opportunity given to her and also to the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, a program of Fundación Paraguaya.
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Tembiapo pora se denomina el excelente grupo de mujeres conformado en la ciudad de Ita, gracias a que la Sra. Luz contactó con la asesora en una de las reuniones que esta tenía en la zona para informarse de la forma de trabajo que tiene el Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, y una vez asesorada juntó a 16 mujeres quienes se encuentran trabajando ya en el noveno ciclo, en forma conjunta y solidaria dentro del programa.
La señora Luz se dedica a la venta de ao po’i (ropas típicas paraguayas, bordadas), nos comenta que tiene muy buena venta, ya que es muy solicitada la ropa de ao po’i. Muchas personas, en especial turistas lo admiran mucho. Ella sueña con poder expandirse y que sus prendas vayan al exterior.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de hilos y bastidores, los cuales son esenciales para la elaboración de las prendas que vende. Agradece por la oportunidad que se le da a ella y también a su comité.

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
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,362,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,185.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tembiapo Pora Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to buy thread and embroidery frames to make ao po’i (traditional Paraguayan clothing).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Nov 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012