Mujeres Unidas Group
These women carry out several different types of activities in order to generate extra income for the household expenses. There are a total 15 members in the group. The group leader, or General Director as she is called in the program, is Mrs. María Antonieta Ávalos, who sells lottery tickets. The other members are Rafaela S., Carmen C., Marilina V., Maura E., Gregoria P., and Miryan López, who all work in food preparation and sales. Antonia E., Elizabeth B., Antonia Centurión, and Miryan G. sells shoes and apparel. Claudelina Álvarez, Florencia Gómez, and Elisa Cáceres have a general store and a drink shop, respectively. Liliana P. is a cleaning lady.
They are requesting this loan in order to purchase merchandise and supplies that will be invested in their businesses, thus allowing them to expand their income through their sales.
Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.
El comité Mujeres Unidas de Ciudad del Este esta compuesto por mujeres emprendedoras, que además de ser amas de casa, esposas y madres, también son microempresarias, llevando todo esto con la única finalidad de dar a sus hijos un mejor porvenir.
Estas mujeres realizan diversos tipos de actividades para poder generar un ingreso extra para el sustento familiar, en total son 15 las integrantes de la misma. La líder del grupo, o Directora General como el programa la llama, es la señora María Antonieta Ávalos, ella se dedica a la venta de loterías, sus demás integrantes son Rafaela S., Carmen C., Marilina V., Maura E., Gregoria P. y Miryan López que se dedican a la elaboración y venta de comidas; Antonia E., Elizabeth B., Antonia Centurión, Miryan G. venden ropas y calzados, Claudelina Álvarez, Florencia Gómez, Elisa Cáceres tiene una despensa y una tienda de ventas de bebidas respectivamente y Liliana P. es limpiadora.
Ellas solicitan el crédito para poder adquirir mercaderías e insumos para invertirlos en sus negocios, de este modo poder expandir sus ingresos en las ventas.
About Fundación ParaguayaFundación 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.
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