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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Graciela, Florentina, Tomasa, Amelia, Modesta, Maria, Maria, Adolfina*, Elva, Miguelina, Antonia, Susana, Karina, Nancy
* not pictured
"United Women" is in its first cycle of the program of the women's committee. They are working together and have as a goal to be able to grow not only economically, but also as people. The are doing the survey of elimination of poverty, to get to know the economic situation of every member.

Graciela is one of the members. She is a street vendor, and with the loan that she is requesting she wishes to purchase seasonal clothing to sell afterward. She hopes that as time passes, through the help of all the people in the area, they will be able to continue improving their surroundings and in that way offer better security for their families.

They are thankful for the opportunity that they are receiving, since they will be able to invest in their work and continue growing.
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Mujeres Unidas está en su ciclo número 1 del programa de comité de mujeres, ellas están trabajando juntas y tienen como meta poder crecer no solo en lo económico, sino también como personas. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para conocer la situación económica de cada una.
La Sra. Graciela es una de las integrantes, ella es macatera (vendedora ambulante) y con su crédito que solicita desea comprar ropas de temporada para su posterior venta. Desea que conforme pase el tiempo, y por medio de la ayuda de todas las personas de su zona puedan ir mejorando su entorno y así ofrecer una mayor seguridad a sus familias.
Ellas agradecen por la oportunidad que reciben, ya que podrán invertir en sus labores y seguir creciendo.

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
  • 4,415.0
    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 purchase clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013