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San Cayetano Group
In this Group: Leticia, Fátima, Yennifer, Juanita, Juana, Gloria, María, Eusebia, Adolfina, Susana
This group, called "San Cayetano" is from the city of Curuguaty. According to the members' poverty elimination survey, they must all work under training to be able to develop and so improve each of their financial situations.

One member of the group is Leticia, who makes a living raising and selling animals, as well as slaughtering and then selling them. Leticia says it is very difficult and demanding work but she is happy with it as it is her only means of giving her family what they need and not depriving them of anything.

Leticia is applying for this loan to buy hens to raise and sell. With this she will be able to continue working and growing within the group.
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El grupo llamado San Cayetano es de la Ciudad de Curuguaty, donde según la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza de las integrantes, deben trabajar con capacitaciones para poder ir mejorando y de esa forma mejorar la economía de cada una.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Leticia, se dedica a la cría y venta de animales, como así a faenarlos y venderlos, cuenta que es un trabajo muy duro y sacrificado, pero está feliz con lo que hace, ya que es su único medio para poder dar a su familia lo que necesitan y que no se priven de nada.
Ella solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de gallinas para la cría y venta, y con eso poder seguir trabajando y creciendo dentro del grupo.

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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,965.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Cayetano Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy hens to raise and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013