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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Porfiria, Celsa, Filomena, Lidia, Nilsa, Ninfa, Perla, Francisca, Bernardina, Asuncion, Norma, Lilian, Sintia, Viviana, Alicia*
* not pictured
The Mujeres Unidas committee is made up of 15 women who work together and decided to help each other. Today they are in their 6th cycle with the committee of women program. They are participating in the poverty elimination survey so that they can know the situation of each member. Two of the women are in the red level, with low income, but they make an equal effort to improve themselves.

Porfiria is an example of that effort since she is a person who makes sacrifices. She starts her day very early in the morning since she has to organize her small but well stocked store. She says that her family always supports her and that they are everything that she needs.

She is requesting this loan to purchase vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, and other items since she needs to stock her store with all types of products. She is grateful for this new opportunity that they are receiving.
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15 mujeres forman este grupo, como su nombre lo dice son "Mujeres Unidas" que trabajan juntas y decidieron ayudarse, hoy ya estan en el ciclo 6 del programa de comité de mujeres. Ellas estan haciendo la encuentra de eliminación de pobreza, con el que pueden saber la situación de cada una de ellas. 2 de estas mujeres estan en el nivel rojo, con ingresos muy bajos, pero ellas igual se esfuerzan mucho por ir mejorando.
Porfiria es un ejemplo de lucha, es una persona muy sacrificada, empieza su día desde muy tempranas horas, ya que tiene que poner todo en orden en su pequeña, pero bien surtida despensa. Cuenta que su familia siempre la apoya y que estan con ella en todo lo que necesita.
Solicita de este crédito para poder comprar verduras, frutas, productos a granel, lácteos y demás, ya que quiere surtir su despensa con todo tipo de productos. Agradece por esta nueva oportunidad que ellas estan recibiendo.

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
  • 101
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    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 $5,525 loan helped a member to purchase vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013