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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Maria, Elza, Maria, Mirtha, Nilda, Zulma, Agripina, Catalina, Lidia, Zulma, Sandra, Maria, Rosana, Maria, Balbina
The Mujeres Activas (Active Women) group are in cycle 2 of the program of the women's committee. Each one is doing a survey to eliminate poverty, which allows them to understand the situation of each woman, of whom 9 are below the poverty line, which is to say, very low income. For this reason, these women are working twice as hard to improve.

One of these woman is Maria, who is a tailor. She has earned her living doing this for a while, and is creating very good customers for herself. Her work is always of good quality, and her customers like this. She wants to continue growing and thus help her family.

She is asking for a loan to buy fabric, thread, rubber and more, to be able to continue with her work and meet customer orders. She is grateful for this growth opportunity that she and her family are receiving.
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El grupo Mujeres Activas del ciclo número 2 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde cada una está haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza que les permite conocer la situación de cada una, donde 9 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con ingresos muy escasos, y por esa misma razón es que esas mujeres están esforzándose el doble por mejorar.
Una de estas mujeres es la Sra. Maria, quien es modista, se dedica a esto hace un buen tiempo, y está haciéndose de muy buena clientela, ya que los trabajos que hace son de muy buena calidad siempre, y eso gusta a sus clientes. Quiere seguir creciendo y ayudar así a su familia.
Solicita el crédito para la compra de telas, hilos, gomas y demás, para poder seguir con sus trabajos y cumplir con los pedidos de sus clientes. Agradece por esta oportunidad de crecimiento que ella y su familia están 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
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $3,150 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, rubber and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013