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Nuevas Emprendedoras Group
In this Group: Hilda, Elisa, Gilda, Eligia, Lidia, Bacilicia, Aida, Nidia, Rossana, Elva, Maria*, Maria*
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Nuevas Emprendedoras is in its first cycle, where all of them are going to work and help each other to move forward. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, which is a measure that helps the group to know how each of them and their families are doing economically. Most of the group is at an intermediate level, which means, their income levels aren't really low, but neither are they very high.
Elisa, who in her last survey was at poverty level 2, says that she works selling sheets, pillowcases, slipcovers, office shirts, and all kinds of garments that she skillfully sews herself. She says that thanks to the good quality of the garments she makes, she is growing and moving forward and she has gained many good customers. She is asking for this loan to buy fabric to make more of the products that she sells, which will help her to firm up her business plan, which will help her earn more income.
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Nuevas Emprendedoras está en su ciclo 1, donde todas van a trabajar y se ayudarse por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, el cual es un medio que les ayuda a saber como esta la economía de cada una de ellas, y las de sus familias. En su mayoría el grupo esta en un intermedio, es decir, no se encuentran con un nivel de ingresos muy bajo, pero tampoco estan en un nivel alto.
La Sra. Elisa, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel 2, cuenta que se dedica a la venta de sabanas, fundas, ropas para estancias, camisas de oficina, y todo tipo de prendas que ella misma confecciona con gran habilidad. Comenta que gracias a la buena calidad de las prendas que hace es que está creciendo y saliendo adelante y se ha hecho de muy buena clientela.
Elisa solicita de este crédito para la compra de Telas para poder producir más de los productos que vende, 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
  • 141
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nuevas Emprendedoras Group's $1,700 loan helped a member to buy fabric for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013