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Kuña Aty Group
In this Group: Ambrocia, Santa, Tomasa, Mirian, Ramona, Pabla, Pablina, Agustina*, Santa, María, Nélida, Antonia, Liz, Luisa, Pabla*
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The communal bank Kuña Aty is in its first loan cycle with the women's program. The members are indigenous women who work and help each other get ahead. All the members live below the poverty line, according to the poverty reduction survey they took, and, therefore, are striving extra hard to make progress.

The survey showed that Ambrocia, one of the members, lived at poverty level one. She has a small store where she works very hard, and she wants to keep doing so. So she has applied for a loan to buy beverages, milk, baked goods, meats, and more so that she can keep selling the items her customers need.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Aty está en su primer ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, son mujeres indígenas donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde todas se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, y por ese motivo se esfuerzan el doble por salir adelante.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Ambrocia , quien en su primera encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno. Tiene como negocio una pequeña despensa en la que ella trabaja arduamente y desea poder seguir haciéndolo, es por eso que solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de gaseosas, leche, panificados, carnes y demás, ya que con esto podrá seguir con sus ventas y dando a sus clientes lo que necesitan.

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
  • 99
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,568,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,035.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Aty Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to buy beverages, milk, baked goods, meats, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013