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Santa Librada Group
In this Group: Ignacia, Nimia, Clara, Maria, Carmen, Zunilda, Irma, Maria, Yessica, Tomasa, Clara, Victoria, Mirian, Veronica, Norma, Maria, Lourdes, Regina, Laura
Santa Libarada is a hardworking group in the city of Encarnación. They are women united in order to improve their living conditions for themselves and their families, and they saw a great opportunity in the Women's Committee program. They are part of the poverty elimination survey, which assesses each individual's income.

One of the members, Victoria, was assessed at poverty level three during her last survey, which indicates that she has improved significantly, but through hard work and continued effort she could keep improving. She has a well-stocked kiosk where she offers many things to her customers, and with the income she is able to help her family and reinvest in her business.

Victoria asks for this loan to buy snacks, food products, juices and other things that will help her to realize her business plan and improve her income.
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Santa Libarada es un grupo muy trabajador de la ciudad de Encarnación, son mujeres que se unieron para poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida y la de su familia, y en el programa de comité de mujeres vieron una gran oportunidad. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para conocer los ingresos de cada una.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Victoria es una de las miembros, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel tres, es decir que esta mejorando bastante, pero es consciente de que a través del esfuerzo y el trabajo continuo podrá ir mejorando. Ella cuenta que tiene un Kiosco bien surtido, donde tiene de todo para ofrecer a sus clientes, y con los ingresos que tiene puede ayudar a su familia e invertir a su vez en el kiosco.
La Sra. Victoria Solicita de este crédito para la compra de golosinas, comestibles, jugos, y demás productos, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 83
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,492,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Librada Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to buy snacks, food products, juices and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013