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Kuña Aty Joaju Group
In this Group: Agustina, Tesora, Maria, Cynthia, Valeria, Teodolina, Benigna, Gorgelina, Guni*, Estanilaa, Rosana, Maria, Porfiria, Martilde, Zulma*, Gloria
* not pictured
The communal bank called "Kuña Aty Joaju" is in its first lending cycle with the Foundation. They all work and put in a lot of effort. They are very excited about working and learning a lot together. They are doing the elimination survey and want to be able to improve all the members' finances.
One of the members of the communal bank is Sra. Agustina. She makes her living raising, selling and also slaughtering pigs. She says that it is very hard work, as she always has to be on top of her animals' care and make sure they have everything they need. But in spite of that, she always works hard and does her job with a lot of love.
Sra. Agustina is requesting this loan in order to purchase pigs to slaughter and to sell, which will help her to firm up her business plan and improve her income.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Aty joaju está en su primer ciclo del programa de comité, donde todas trabajan y se esfuerzan. Ellas están muy emocionadas por trabajar juntas y aprender mucho. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación, y quieren poder mejorar la economía de todas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Agustina, quien se dedica a la cría, venta y también a faenarlos. Cuenta que es un trabajo muy sacrificado, ya que debe de estar pendiente siempre de sus animales para que no les falte nada, pero pese a ello siempre se esfuerza por seguir y hace su trabajo con mucho amor.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de Cerdos, para faenar y vender 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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,531,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Aty Joaju Group's $2,275 loan helped a member to purchase pigs to sell and to slaughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013