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Unidas Group
In this Group: Lirda , Carmen , Maria, Priscila , Gloria , Ursulina , Eulalia , Luisa , Claudia , Maria, Zulma , Maria, Francisca , Estelvina , Albina , Patricia , Juana , Nimia , Lisandra *, Irma *, Ninfa *, Avelina *
* not pictured
This committee was formed thanks to one of its members who motivated her friends and neighbors to become part of a group of entrepreneurial women in the Paraguayan Foundation. They were delighted and accepted being part of the committee which they call “Mujeres unidas” (United Women). There are now 22 members and each one has a small business.

Zulma is an example of a fighter because she now helps her family with her effort and the work that she does. With her small clothing sales business she can help them each day by lightening the household expenses a little. Her dream is to some day have a big clothing store where she can offer a large variety to her customers.
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Este Comité se formo gracias a una de las miembros, quien motivo a sus amigas y vecinas a formar parte del programa de mujeres emprendedoras de la fundación paraguaya, ellas encantadas aceptaron conformar el comité, al que llamaron Mujeres unidas. Actualmente el grupo cuenta con 22 integrantes en donde todas tienen una pequeña actividad.
Zulma es un ejemplo de lucha, ya que ella por medio de su esfuerzo y su trabajo ayuda a su familia. Con su pequeño negocio de venta de ropas puede ayudarlos y de esa forma aligerar un poco los gastos del día a día. Su sueño es poder tener algún día, una gran tienda de ropas, donde ofrecer una mayor variedad a sus clientes.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de prendas, con las cuales desea poder surtir su negocio. Está muy agradecida por la ayuda que está recibiendo, pues será muy provechoso para ella.

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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,578,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Unidas Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012