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Caaguazu Poty Group
In this Group: Silvia, Lourdes, Petrona, Liduvina, Clemencia, Ladislaa, Norma, María, Catalina, Amada, Blanca, Victorina, Mirta, Luisa, Reinalda*
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Caaguazú Poty is in its seventh loan cycle in its women's committee, where two members are below the poverty line. This is possible to know thanks to the survey on eliminating poverty, which is a great tool to help these women.

One of the members is Lourdes, who works by selling jewelry and is slowly growing. She says that there are challenges that she must overcome every day, but she works to move forward and overcome them. She defines herself as a very enterprising person.

Lourdes is requesting this loan to buy sequins, thread, needles, clothespins, and other supplies to continue making and selling jewelry. This will provide her with necessary income.
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Caaguazú Poty está en su ciclo 7 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde 2 integrantes se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, esto es posible saber gracias a la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, la cual es una gran herramienta de ayuda para estas mujeres.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Lourdes, quien a través de la venta de bijouterie y, también de su esfuerzo está creciendo poco a poco. Cuenta que hay muchos desafíos que se deben superar día a día, pero que ella se esfuerza por salir adelante y superarlos. Se define a sí misma como una persona muy emprendedora.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de lentejuelas, hilos, agujas, pinzas y demás insumos para poder seguir haciendo bijouterie para seguir vendiéndolos y tener los ingresos que necesita.

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
  • 106
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Caaguazu Poty Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to buy sequins, thread, needles, clothespins, and other supplies to continue making jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013