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Kuña Guapa Group
In this Group: Etelvina, Justa, Francisca, Reinita, Julia, Florencia, Catalina, Agapita, Sonia, Juana, Maria, Magdalena, Angelina, Angelina, Amada, Martina*, Claudelina*
* not pictured
This group, called KUÑA GUAPA, is in its third loan cycle and is composed of women who are all working hard to get ahead. This group has participated in the survey to eliminate poverty, and three of the group members have been found to be below the poverty line.

One of the group members is Etelvina, who in the last survey was classified as having "level 1" poverty. Because of this, she is fighting very hard to improve her economic condition. Etelvina works planting agricultural products, and in addition has opened her own small store. She is very dedicated to growing her business and getting ahead.

Etelvina is currently asking for this loan in order to buy seeds and goods for her store, mainly drinks and vegetables in bulk. This loan will help her to secure her inventory, thereby helping her to improve her sales.
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El grupo llamado KUÑA GUAPA está en su ciclo 3, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 3 de las señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Etelvina, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno. Es por eso que ella se está esforzando por salir adelante y mejorar su economía, para salir adelante y crecer. Ella se dedica a las plantaciones de productos agrícolas como Poroto, Mandioca y entre otros, aparte empezó surtiendo una pequeña despensa, también se debe destacar el trabajo que hace y el gran esfuerzo que pone por superarse y crecer.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de Semillas y productos para su despensa, como ser productos a granel, bebidas, verduras y demás, 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
  • 125
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,039.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Guapa Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to buy seeds and store goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 22, 2013
Listed
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 22, 2013