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Mujeres Emprendedoras Group
In this Group: Rosa, Maura, Katherine, Paulina, María, Eunice, Delia, Pabla, Gladys, Diana, Carmen, Basílica, Miriam, Emilia, Ilsie*, Cynthia*, Lorena*
* not pictured
This group is called 'Mujeres Emprendedoras' (Entrepreneurial Women), and they are now in the 2nd cycle of the women's committee program. These ladies all work hard to succeed in life, to grow together and to help their families. They are currently carrying out a poverty elimination survey, which records the income level of each member.

Gladys is a member of this group. She works in food sales and has a small pantry in her home, which is filled with neighbors and people from nearby areas. She always tries to maintain a well-stocked business so that her customers are satisfied. Gladys' pantry is the livelihood of her family and her business helps them to move forward in life.

Gladys has applied for this loan to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, bulk materials and other supplies in order to continue with her sales and to invest in her business plan.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Emprendedoras está en su ciclo 2º del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas están trabajando por salir adelante, crecer juntas y ayudar a sus familias. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, el cual permite conocer el nivel de ingresos de cada una de las miembros.
Gladys es integrante de este grupo, ella se dedica a las ventas ya que tiene una pequeña despensa en su casa, con la cual surte a sus vecinos y personas de los barrios cercanos. Siempre trata de tener un negocio bien surtido para que sus clientes queden satisfechos con lo que ofrece. Su despensa es el sustento de su familia y con esto está saliendo adelante.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de frutas, verduras, carnes, pollo, productos a granel y demás insumos para poder seguir con sus ventas e invirtiendo en su plan de negocios.

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
  • 96
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,159.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, bulk materials and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013