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San Pedro Pablo Group
In this Group: Jissela, Mercedes, Maria, Liz, Noelia, Carmen, Alba, Jesica, Cynthia, Cecilia, Nelly, Maria, Analia*, Castorina*
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The group called San Pedro Pablo is in its 9th loan cycle. All the members are currently carrying out an inquest into the elimination of poverty in order to know the situation of each one of the women. Four of them are at the “red level,” that is to say, having very low incomes.

Carmen is one such woman. She sells cosmetics of varied brands, and comments that she has a good clientele already because she always has very good products to offer her customers. She dreams of being able one day to have a salon where she can sell her products and not have to do so in the streets on foot.

Carmen is requesting her loan to invest in the purchase of cosmetics, and in this manner, to be able to continue making her sales and investing in her micro-enterprise.
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El grupo llamado San Pedro Pablo está en su ciclo número 9º , todas ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para conocer la situación de cada una de ellas. 4 de ellas están en el nivel rojo, es decir con ingresos muy bajos.
Carmen es una de estas mujeres, ella se dedida a la venta de cosméticos de variadas marcas, comenta que ya tiene una buena clientela pues siempre tiene muy buenos productos que ofrecer a sus clientas. Ella suena con poder tener algún dia un salón donde vender sus productos y no tener que hacerlo de forma ambulante.
Solicita este crédito para invertirlo en la compra de cosméticos, y de esa forma poder seguir haciendo sus ventas e invertir en su microemprendimiento.

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
  • 125
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,168.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Pedro Pablo Group's $3,850 loan helped a member buy cosmetics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013