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Mujeres De Potrero Group
In this Group: María, Natalia, María, Gloria, Lorena, Antonia, Hilda, Maria, Carina, Simeona, Cyntia, Dora, Mirta, Maria, Liliana, Juana, Marta, Cristina
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The committee consists of 18 working women from the Potrero neighborhood in the city of Caacupé. The group is currently in the 5th cycle of the Mujeres Emprededoras (Enterprising Women) Program and the great majority of the women sell goods from their own homes, using them as stockrooms and stalls. They sell cold drinks and both new and second hand clothes.

The group currently has a loan of around 555.000 Paraguayan guaranis (PYG) per member through La Fundación Paraguaya's Committee of Enterprising Women Program.

The committee was formed thanks for Mrs. María C., the current secretary of the group, who found out through a client of La Fundación that there was a local committees program and that a committee of women had already been formed in her neighborhood. Once she had all the information, she began her campaign, inviting her neighbours to join and that's how the group was formed.

María G., the committee's president has said she is very happy with the Fundación Paraguaya's program because it gives them access to a formal loans, and it is well known that people of scarce means such as those who are part of the committee do not usually have access to formal loans.

Today they are looking for a new loan which they will use to purchase products such as sugar, grass, milk, biscuits, starch, beef, sodas, beer and drinks of all kinds as well as clothes for men, women and children.

Translated by Inês Teles, Kiva volunteer

El comité está integrado por 18 señoras trabajadoras del barrio Potrero de la ciudad de Caacupé, el grupo esta actualmente en el 5to. Ciclo del programa Mujeres Emprededoras, la gran mayoría de las señoras se dedican al comercio, que lo explotan en su misma casa familiar, como ser despensa, kiosko, venta de bebidas heladas, venta de ropas nuevas y usadas.

Las integrantes de comité están manejando una línea de crédito promedio de gs. 555.000 por cada integrante a través del programa de comités de mujeres emprendedoras de la Fundación Paraguaya.

Los inicios y la formación del comité fue gracias a que la señora María C., actual secretaria del grupo, se entero a través de un cliente de La Fundación de que había un programa denominado comités vecinales y que en su barrio ya se había formado un comités de mujeres, una vez que tuvo toda la información se puso en campaña y empezó a invitarle a vecinas y así llegaron a así se conformo el grupo.

María G., la presidenta del comités manifestó estar muy contenta con este programa que emprende la Fundación Paraguaya porque les permite acceder a un crédito formal, ya que es sabido que gente de escasos recursos como las que integramos el comités no tienen acceso a un crédito formal.

Hoy están en busca de un nuevo crédito que desean invertirlo en la compra de productos tales como, azúcar, yerba, leche, galletas, almidón, carne vacuna, gaseosa, cerveza, bebidas de todo tipo, como así también la compra de ropas para damas, caballeros, y niños.

Additional Information

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
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,974.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Potrero Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to purchase products such as sugar, grass, milk, biscuits, starch, beef, sodas, beer and drinks of all kinds as well as clothes for men, women and children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009