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Kuña Guapa Group
In this Group: Silvina, Blasia, Virginia, Nativiadad, Lidia, Maria, Gloria, Rosa, Maria, Maria, Ramona, Gasparina, Maria, Antonia, Maria, Elsa*
* not pictured
The Kuña Guapa group is in their 10th loan cycle with the organization. In a poverty elimination survey, two of these women showed that they are below the poverty line. These women are heads of their families who struggle to get ahead.

Antonia is in level two and has a business selling charcoal. She says that thanks to this work she is succeeding and helping her family with everything she can. Antonia is very hardworking and enterprising. She has a goal of growing as a small business owner and growing her business.

She is requesting this loan to purchase wood to convert into charcoal since she wants to continue with her work and not run out of her main product.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Guapa está en su ciclo número 10 del programa de comité, dos de estas mujeres han mostrado en su encuesta de eliminación de pobreza que están por debajo de la línea de la pobreza. Son mujeres jefas de familia que se esfuerzan por salir adelante.
La Sra. Antonia se encuentra dentro del nivel dos y cuenta que se dedica a la venta de carbón, ella comenta que gracias a este trabajo esta saliendo adelante y ayuda a su familia con todo lo que ella puede. Antonia es muy trabajadora y emprendedora, y tiene como meta la de seguir creciendo como microempresaria y crecer en su negocio.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de madera para convertirlas en carbón, ya que quiere seguir con su trabajo y que no le falte su principal producto.

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
  • 96
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,992.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Guapa Group's $4,575 loan helped a member to purchase wood to make charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013