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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Rafaela, Laura, Gladys, Lida, María, Antonia, Sara, Genara, Celina, Claudia, Soledad, Clotilde, María
The Mujeres Unidas group is in its first loan cycle for its committee. The group is taking a poll to eliminate poverty and to understand everyone's current situation and to show what everyone has at the moment. Rafaela took the poll and ranked in the middle level, with a very basic income.

Due to her efforts, her work continues. Training and incentives given by the foundation help her improve her situation of living in poverty. Rafaela has a small shop in her home. She is requesting this loan to buy products for her business such as fruits, vegetables, meat, baked goods, and more. She will then sell these, which will help her to have a concrete business plan. This will allow her to improve her profits.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Unidas está en su primer ciclo del programa de comité, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para saber la situación de cada una de ellas, y lo cual mostró que todas están con
Rafaela, también hizo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza y está en un nivel medio, con ingresos muy básicos.
A través del esfuerzo y el trabajo continuo, capacitación e incentivo que le da la fundación ella se encuentra mejorando su situación de pobreza. Rafaela tiene una despensa pequeña en su casa y solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para su negocio, como ser frutas, verduras, carnes, panificados y demás, para vender lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus 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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,516,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,172.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to buy fruits, vegetables, meat, baked goods, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013