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Mujeres Unidas De Pirayu Group
In this Group: Maria Antonia, Migdonia , Anatolia , Elva , Sara , Elida , Felicita , Daniela , Blanca , Lilian , Norma , Nilda , Ignacia , Yolanda , Liz , Isabel *, Victorina *, Sonia *
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The women in this committee are from the city of Caacupé. The ladies who belong to the "Mujeres Unidas de Pirayu" committee are very hard-working people who are very grateful to Fundación Paraguaya because, thanks to their loan terms, they are able to access loans and invest in their businesses. Others are able to set up a new business.

The group's president is Maria, who lives with her husband and children. Her business is making handicrafts from 'ñanduti' (fine Paraguayan lace). In particular, she makes hats from 'ñanduti'. She also makes traditional dance skirts, tapestries and notions to stick onto clothing made from arasape and ao po'i (Paraguayan cotton fabric). She carries out constant activities together with her fellow committee members and, in this way, they foster good team spirit and help each other out.

Maria is requesting the help of Kiva and Fundación Paraguaya to buy thread, needles, fabric and other supplies she needs to make her items from 'ñanduti'. All the members of the group are very happy for the opportunity that they are receiving.
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Las mujeres del presente comité son de la Cuidad de Caacupé. Las Sras del comité de Mujeres Unidas de Pirayu, son personas muy trabajadoras, ellas están muy agradecidas con la fundación porque gracias a las facilidades de los créditos ellas pueden acceder a él y de ese modo invertir en sus negocios y otras iniciar una actividad comercial.
La presidenta, la señora Maria, vive con su marido e hijos, ella se dedica a la artesania en ñanduti en especial a hacer los sombreros de ñanduti, tambien hace polleras de danza, cuadros, detalles para pegar sobre ropa hecho en arasape y también ao po'i. Ella junto con sus compañeras realiza constantes actividades y de ese modo fomentar la integración entre ellas y ayudarse de esa forma.
Ella solicita la ayuda de Kiva y fundación paraguaya para la compra de hilos, agujas, telas, y demás insumos necesarios para hacer sus tejidos de ñanduti. Están muy contentas por esta oportunidad que están recibiendo.

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
  • 86
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,419,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,380.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas De Pirayu Group's $5,875 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012