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Mujeres Trabajadoras Group
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The “Mujeres Trabajadoras” (Hard-working Women) communal bank is in their third loan cycle under the Mujeres Emprendadores (Women Entrepreneurs) program of Fundación Paraguaya. It has 15 members from the Asunción area. All the members are carrying out productive activities.

All are making a great effort, hoping to give their children a different future from the one that they had, and raising them to be men and women who are a benefit to society.

One of these very hard-working women is Maria, who tells us that she collects recyclable materials. She says that every day she gets up to go to work very early.

She goes through the streets collecting all types of materials that can be recycled. She tells us she is very proud of what she does, as it is respectable work, and above all, honest.

She is applying for the loan to buy plastic containers, as by selling them in quantity, she gets more earnings. She is grateful to the Foundation for the opportunity they are giving her, as no other institution would do so.
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El comité “Mujeres Trabajadoras” se encuentra en el tercer ciclo del programa de Mujeres Emprendedoras de la Fundación Paraguaya, tiene 15 integrantes, de la zona de Asunción; todas las integrantes ya realizan actividades productivas. Todas se esmeran esperanzadas, para poder dar a sus hijos un mañana distinto del que a ella toco vivir, formándolos para ser hombres y mujeres de provecho para la sociedad.
Una de estas mujeres muy trabajadoras es la señora Maria, quien nos cuenta que se dedica al reciclado de materiales. Comenta que diariamente se levante a trabajar desde muy temprano. Ella recorre por las calles juntando todo tipo de materiales que puedan ser reciclados. Ella nos cuenta que está muy orgullosa de lo que hace, pues es un trabajo digno y por sobre todo honesto.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de plásticos, pues de esa forma al revenderlos en cantidad tiene más ganancias. Agradece la fundación por la oportunidad que le da, pues no cualquier institución lo haría.

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
  • 61
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,479,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,600.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Trabajadoras Group's $2,750 loan helped a member to buy plastic containers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012