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Mi Casita Group
In this Group: Mary, Elida, Pablina, Isabel, Midia, Digna, Isidora, Lilian, Benigna, Jacinta, Maria, Mirian, Norma, Maria, Lourdes*
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The group called “Mi Casita” (My Little House) is in its first cycle in the women’s committee program. They are learning how to work together and how to help each other out. They are also taking the poverty elimination survey so that they can get to know the situation of each and thanks to it they learned that three of the women are very low income.

One of the members is Benigna who was poverty level one in the last survey, that is to say very low income. She’s a pastry chef and makes all sorts of delicious things thanks to which she’s getting ahead and helping her family. She says that she always has many orders and thanks to this is doing very well.

She requests this loan to buy more ingredients like flour, yeast and sugar that will help her improve income and continue to grow in her micro business.
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El grupo llamado “Mi Casita” está en su Primer Ciclo del programa de comité , ellas están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas y a ayudarse. También están haciendo la encesta de eliminación de pobreza con lo que podrán saber cómo están cada una, gracias a eso se supo que 3 mujeres están con ingresos muy bajos.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Benigna, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, es decir con ingresos muy bajos. Entre el trabajo que ella hace se dedica a la Confitería, haciendo todo tipo de cosas deliciosas, y gracias a lo cual está saliendo adelante y ayudando a su familia. Cuenta que siempre tiene muchos pedidos, y es gracias a eso que le está yendo muy bien.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de mas ingredientes como harinas, levaduras
Azúcar, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos y a seguir creciendo en su microemprendimiento.

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
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,362,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,465.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mi Casita Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to buy flour, yeast, sugar, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014