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Sagrada Familia Group
In this Group: Luisa, Cinthia, Verònica, Sonia, Ydalina, Luz, Justina, Claudia, Juana, Yaquelìn, Sandra, Rosa, Gabriela, Liz, Rossana
The group names “Sagrada Familia” (Sacred Family) is in the first cycle of the program “Comité de Mujeres” (Committee of Women), where all of them work and help each other to get ahead. This group has demonstrated a union and desire to get ahead.

One of the members is Rosa, who in her last survey demonstrated that she was below the poverty line in the first level. Rosa has a small shop and is very happy with the trainings received from the adviser. They are somehow demanding and at the same time incentivize the women to fight for the ability to overcome poverty.

She expects that her merchandise will slowly keep growing. It is for this reason that she is requesting a loan to be able to invest in the purchase of garments, slippers, articles of a bazaar, and other supplies to be able to offer her merchandise and keep working.
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El grupo llamado Sagrada Familia está en su ciclo N° 1 del programa de Comité de Mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Es un grupo que está demostrando unión y ganas de salir adelante.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Rosa, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno. La Sra. Rosa. tiene una pequeña mercería y está muy contenta con las capacitaciones recibidas de la asesora, que de alguna manera exigen y al mismo tiempo incentivan a las mujeres a luchar para poder superar la pobreza. Ella cuenta que su mercería de a poco está creciendo, es por eso que solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de prendas, zapatillas, artículos de bazar y demás insumos para poder surtir su mercería y seguir trabajando.

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
  • 62
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,622,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,919.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sagrada Familia Group's $2,150 loan helped a member to purchase garments, slippers, articles of the bazaar, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013