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Kuña Poty – Laguna Ita Group
In this Group: Mavelia, Elidia, Juana, Silvia, Digna, Natividad, Teodula, Clotilde, Maria, Fidelina, Idalia, Eulalia*, Maura*
* not pictured
The group "Kuña Poty – Laguna Ita" is in its first loan cycle. The women in this group are learning to work together and are highly motivated to get ahead and improve the quality of their lives one day at a time.

Idalia is one of the members of this group. In her last assessment, she demonstrated a fairly good level of income, but she is aware that she needs to keep working and continue fighting.

She has a small but well-stocked shop. She says that initially it was difficult for her to get going, but she has made improvements little by little, which has led her to where she is today.

Currently she is seeking a loan in order to purchase fruit, meat, vegetables, grain products and other items. This will help her to continue to support her family with her income.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Poty – Laguna Ita está en su ciclo número 1 del programa de comité de mujeres, están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas y tienen un gran entusiasmo por salir adelante e ir mejorando la calidad de vida de cada una. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para conocer la situación económica de cada una.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Idalia, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de ingresos bastante bueno, pero igual es consciente que tiene que trabajar y seguir luchando. Ella tiene una pequeña, pero bien surtida despensa, y comenta que al principio le fue un poco difícil empezar, pero que después poco a poco fue mejorando hasta llegar a lo que es hoy en día.
Hoy solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de verduras, frutas, productos a granel, y demás, que le ayudará a seguir ayudando a su familia con 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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,366,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,452.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Poty – Laguna Ita Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy fruits, vegetables, grain products and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014