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Virgen De Guadalupe Group
In this Group: Mercedes, Ramona, Liduvina, Emerita, Maria, Graciela, Matilde, Maria, Norma, Elva
The group called Virgen de Guadalupe is from the city of Villa Ygatimi, it is in its third loan cycle of the program and with a lot of effort and fight the members are making it. According to the survey carried out among the members of the group, three of them live below the poverty line. One of these women is Matilde who is working hard to get ahead in life, but on many occasions, this simply isn't enough.

Mathilde makes her living washing her neighbors' clothes, she tells of how it is a very tiring form of work, but she does it as it is in this manner that she is helping her family. Her dream is to one day own her own business and therein continue helping her family. Mathilde is seeking this loan to buy soap to wash, softener and more, which are the basic items she uses to continue with her work.
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El grupo llamado Virgen de Guadalupe es de la ciudad de Villa Ygatimi, esta en su tercer ciclo del programa, y con mucho esfuerzo y lucha lo están haciendo. Según la encuesta hecha a las integrantes del grupo, 3 de las integrantes están por debajo de la línea de la pobreza, siendo una de ellas, la Sra. Matilde, quien está trabajando duro por salir adelante, pero muchas veces sus ingresos no les son suficientes.
Ella se dedica a lavar ropas de sus vecinos, es un trabajo muy sacrificado según cuenta, pero lo hace, ya que de esa forma está ayudando a su familia. Su sueño es poder tener algún día un negocio propio y así seguir ayudando a su familia.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de jabones para lavar, suavizante y demás, que son los insumos que utiliza para seguir con su 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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,962.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Guadalupe Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to buy soap, softener and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013