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Barrio Alegre Group
In this Group: Dora, Estela, María, Lorenza, Wilma, Andresa, Noelia, Felicia, Ramona, Teresa
The group called “Barrio Alegre” (Cheerful Neighbourhood) is in its 5th cycle of the women’s committee programme. All its members work and help each other to get ahead. They are participating in the poverty elimination survey and now 9 members have exceeded the level three indicator thanks to the support and constant advice they have received.

One of the members involved is Andresa. In her last survey she had a level of poverty in the level one indicator. She works selling Avon beauty products. She started this business recently and it is starting to grow and improve. Her dream is to continue growing and expanding her business. For this reason she is requesting this loan in order to buy silver jewellery to sell, which will complement her sales of Avon products. This will help her to achieve her business plan which in turn will help improve her income.
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El grupo llamado Barrio Alegre está en su ciclo número 5 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 9 de las integrantes ya superaron el nivel tres del indicar por medio del acompañamiento y asesoramiento constantes.
Una de las integrantes con quien se esta trabajando es la Sra. Andresa, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno. Entre el trabajo que ella hace es la venta de productos de belleza Avon la cual empezó recientemente, y en lo que está empezando a crecer y mejorar. Su sueño es poder seguir creciendo y expandirse, es por eso que solicita de este crédito para la compra de Joyas de plata para acompañar la venta con la venta de avon, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,919.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Barrio Alegre Group's $2,075 loan helped a member to buy jewellery for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013