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Mujeres Valientes Group
In this Group: Rosa, Andresa, Agripina, Fatima, Lidia, Adriana, Claudelina, Vidalia, Blanca, Zulmira, Idolvina, Lilian, Zunilda, Salustiana, Celina
The Mujeres Valientes group is in its first loan cycle. They're learning to work together, and through the trainings they want to keep on growing so they can improve their lives. They're doing the poverty-elimination survey that allows them to find out the income level of each one. Thanks to the hard work they've done, none of them is under the poverty line.

Claudelina, one of the members, makes a living selling clothing. She says that thanks to her business she's growing and helping her family have what they need.

She's requesting this loan to buy winter clothing because the cold weather is coming and she wants to be able to have clothes in stock to sell to her customers and continue earning a good income.
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El grupo Mujeres Valientes está en su ciclo número 1, ellas están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas, y por medio de las capacitaciones quieren ir creciendo y mejorar así sus vidas. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza que les permite saber el nivel de ingreso de cada una, donde ninguna se encuentra por debajo de la línea de pobreza gracias al arduo trabajo que todas han hecho.
Claudelina, una de las miembros, se dedica a la venta de ropas, y cuenta que gracias a su negocio está creciendo y ayudando a su familia a tener lo que necesitan. Ella solicita de este crédito para la compra de prendas de invierno, ya que se acerca el frio quiere poder tener un stock de prendas que ofrecer a sus clientes y así seguir con buenos 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
  • 100
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,167.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Valientes Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to buy winter clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013