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Mujeres Emprendedoras Group
In this Group: Amalia Beatriz, Maria, Raimunda , Pabla , Remigia , Fulvia , Alicia , Florencia , María , Francisca , María
This "Enterprising Women" Committee originated as a result of recruitment efforts carried out in the members' own barrio. All the members are from the same area, friends and residents from the barrio, who were content to join together from the outset, because they wished to get ahead and help their families.

Francisca is a part of this group; she sells "chipas," the most popular Paraguayan manioc bread. She tells us that since she was very young, she has worked and she knows that putting forth a lot of effort is the only way to get ahead and offer her family what they need to advance day to day.

Francisca is requesting a loan to purchase manioc (yuca) starch, butter, cheese, etc., with which she will make "chipas" and then sell them.
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El comité "Mujeres Emprendedoras"se originó a traves de promociones que se hicieron en el barrio de las miembros, ellas son de la misma zona, conocidas y vecinas del barrio, se vieron contentas a la hora de formar parte del grupo ya que desean salir adelante y ayudar a sus familias.
La sra. Francisca forma parte de este grupo, ella se dedica a la venta de chipas, que es un alimento típico paraguayo. Nos cuenta que ella desde muy joven ha trabajado y sabe que esforzándose es la única forma en la que podrá salir adelante y darle a su familia lo que necesitan para un mejor día a día.
Francisca pide e crédito para la compra de almidón, manteca, queso, etc., con lo cual podrá hacer la chipa que luego venderá.

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
  • 122
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's $2,250 loan helped a member buy manioc (yuca) starch, butter, cheese, etc., to make "chipas" to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013