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Santa Luisa Group
In this Group: Epifania, Rosa, Felicita , Norma , Maria , Maria , Josefina , Ramona , Virginia , Patricia , Elizabeth
Santa Luisa is a group formed by 11 women from the city of Curuguaty. They are humble women who make a living in farming activities. They saw the program for enterprising women with the Fundación Paraguaya as a great opportunity to progress and receive help. Their objective on forming the group is to work together and help each other mutually in order to get ahead.

Patricia is a member of the group and she tells us that she makes a living raising and selling animals such as pigs and chickens. She mentions that her work is very self sacrificing as she must always keep an eye on the animals and make sure they don't need anything. Her goal is to be able to have a greater variety of animals and in this way continue helping her family with the household expenses.

She came to the Fundación and to Kiva to buy pigs, which she will raise and later sell. She is grateful to the Fundación and to Kiva for this opportunity they are giving her.
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Santa Luisa es el grupo formado por 11 mujeres de la cuidad de Curuguaty, ellas son mujeres humildes, que se dedican a actividades de campo. Ellas vieron en el programa de mujeres emprendedoras de la fundación paraguaya una gran oportunidad de progreso y ayuda para ellas. El objetivo de ellas al formar el grupo es el de trabajar juntas y ayudarse las unas a las otras, para que de esa forma puedan salir adelante.
Patricia es miembro del grupo y cuenta que se dedica a la cría y venta de animales, como ser cerdos y gallinas, comenta que es un trabajo muy sacrificado, pues siempre debe de estar pendiente de los animales para que no les falte nada. Su mea es poder tener una gran variedad de animales y de esa forma poder seguir ayudando a su familia con los gastos de la casa.
Ella acude a la fundación y a kiva para la compra de cerdos, los cuales va a cría y luego vender. Agradece a la fundación y a kiva por la oportunidad que le están 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
  • 23
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,500.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Luisa Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy pigs to raise and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012