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Virgen De Fatima Group
In this Group: Mirna, Carmen, Nancy, Fermina, Ylda, Antonia, Liliana, Serafina, Luz, Mirian, Aida, Lourdelina, Deseis, Gloria, Mabel, Eladia*, Nilsa*, Gumercinda*
* not pictured
This working group from Ciudad del Este in its tenth loan cycle. The members are taking a poverty elimination survey so that they can become familiar with each of their situations. Two of the women are at a low-income level.

Ylda, who is at a low-income level, doubles her efforts so that she can improve her life and that of her family. She sells food, which her customers say is very tasty. For this reason, she is doing very well. Ylda is requesting a a loan in order to buy vegetables, condiments, flour, eggs, and other supplies so that she can continue preparing food and helping her family.

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En su décimo ciclo está este trabajador grupo de Ciudad del Este, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer la situación de cada una, del cual 2 mujeres se encuentran con bajos ingresos.
Ylda, quien en su encuesta mostró un nivel bajo de ingresos cuenta que se está esforzando el doble para poder ir mejorando su vida y la de su familia. Ella se dedica a la venta de comidas, las cuales según sus clientes son muy ricas, y es por eso que le está yendo muy bien.
Ella solicita de este crédito para la compra de verduras, condimentos, harina, huevo, y demás insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus comestibles y ayudar a su familia.

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
  • 104
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Fatima Group's $4,425 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, condiments, flour, eggs, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013