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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Aurora, Narcisa, Maria, Andrea, Mariana, Estela, Adrea, Sandra, Regina, Manuela, Antonia, Luciana, Cipriano, Ana*, Diana*, Venancia*
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This group is called "Madres Unidas" (United Mothers, in English) and is on its seventh loan cycle. In this program of committees of mothers everybody works and tries to move forward. All the members of the committee are above level three on the poverty scale, thanks to having constant help in their work. All are now in the green area and have improved greatly.

One of the women is Manuela, who is a very hard-working person with a lot of desire to move ahead and progress. She makes a living selling milk and starts work very early in the morning in order to provide her customers with the freshest products. Through her work she has gotten ahead and she wants to continue this.

She is applying for this loan to buy milk as with it she can increase her stock and continue providing a good service to her customers. This will help her to improve her working plan.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Unidas está en su ciclo número 7 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Todas las integrantes del comité superaron el nivel 3 del indicadores de pobreza, gracias al acompañamiento constante en sus actividades, ya todas se encuentran en semáforo verde y han mejorado bastante.
Una de ellas es la Sra. Manuela, quien es una persona muy trabajadora y con muchas ganas de salir adelante y progresar. Se dedica a la venta de leche y cuenta que empieza a trabajar desde muy tempranas horas del dia para poder dar a sus clientes los productos más frescos. Por medio de su trabajo pudo salir adelante y quiere seguir haciéndolo.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de leche, ya que con esto podrá aumentar su stock y seguir dando un buen servicio a sus clientes y eso le ayudará a mejorar su plan de trabajo.

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
  • 128
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,014.7
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to buy milk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013