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San Miguel Group
In this Group: Maria, Alicia, Nilda, Ida, Guillermina, Delia, Wilma, Primitiva, Maria, Cristina, Margarita, Manuela
This group, named "San Miguel", is on its first loan cycle in the women's committee, where everybody works and helps each other to move ahead. They are currently undergoing the poverty elimination survey to measure each of their individual situations.

María is part of this group and is a hairdresser. She has a good customer base as she always gives her customers good service, making her known and her business grow. She is very talented and, above all, the really enjoys what she does.

María is applying for this loan to invest in dyes, creams, shampoo, rinsing products and more. These are the products she uses most and which she always uses to provide good service to her customers.
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El grupo llamado San Miguel está en su ciclo número 1 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza. Para poder medir cual es la situación de cada una.
Maria es parte de este grupo, y se dedica a la peluquería, se ha hecho de muy buena clientela ya que siempre hace muy buen servicio a sus clientes y eso la hace muy conocida y gracias a eso está creciendo. Es muy talentosa y por sobre todo le gusta mucho lo que hace.
Maria solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de tintes, cremas, shampoo, enjuague y demás, ya que esos son los productos que mas usa y con los que siempre brinda un buen servicio a sus clientes.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of the innovative “Poverty Stoplight” program developed by Fundación Paraguaya for women living in poverty. A “stoplight” measurement tool is used to help borrowers self-identify the type of poverty that affects them most (lack of income, dearth of financial opportunities, poor living conditions etc.). Borrowers rate 50 areas of their life as green (not poor), yellow (poor) or red (extremely poor). Together with their loan officer, they come up with a plan to resolve yellow and red indicators. Through this program, Fundación Paraguaya hopes to lift 9,000 women and their families out of poverty by 2017.

To learn more about this unique approach to eliminating poverty, you can read this article on Fundación Paraguaya’s website.

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
  • 102
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,014.7
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Miguel Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to buy dyes, creams, shampoo, rinsing products and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013