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Fe Y Esperanza Group
In this Group: Maria, Mariela, Alma, Martha, Salvadora, Graciela, Paola*, Lourdes*, Inocencia*, Noelia, Cristina, Analia, Adolfina, Maria, Denice, Maria, Pablina, Gloria
* not pictured
The “Faith and Hope” Group is in its 4th loan cycle with the Women's Committee Program, where everyone works and helps each other to get ahead. These women are attempting to eliminate poverty, by helping each other understand what their income is. As a result,it is clear that 6 of the members earn a very low income.

One of the members is Maria, who is getting ahead and assisting her family by her work baking cakes. Maria says she is doing well and, thanks to her work, she is improving her quality of life. Maria is a person who from the outset, has always worked hard and she has no fear of doing so.

Maria is soliciting this loan to purchase supplies for cake baking, including wheat flour, eggs, butter and other items. Maria is grateful for this opportunity which she and her companions are receiving.
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El grupo Fe y Esperanza están en su ciclo número 4 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Ellas hacen la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, el cual ayuda a cada una a saber cuánto es su ingreso, de lo cual se pudo ver que 6 de las integrantes están con un ingreso muy bajo.
Una de las integrantes es Maria, quien por medio de la repostería está saliendo adelante y ayudando a su familia. Maria dice que es muy buena en lo que hace y gracias a su trabajo mejora su calidad de vida. Es una persona que desde siempre ha trabajo y no tiene miedo a hacerlo.
Ella solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para hacer su repostería, como ser harina, huevos, manteca y demás. Maria agradece por la oportunidad que está recibiendo ella y sus compañeras.

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
  • 40
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,680,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,129.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fe Y Esperanza Group's $4,550 loan helped a member to buy wheat flour, eggs, butter and other ingredients for baking cakes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013