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Virgen Del Carmen Group
In this Group: Salustiana, Marta, Patricia, Claudia, Maria, Agueda, Perla, Ramona, Victoriana, Adelaida, Andrea, Maria, Maria, Lida, Johana*
* not pictured
The Virgen del Carmen group is an exemplary group - it is in its ninth cycle of the committee program. They are engaged in the survey for the elimination of poverty; three of the women have very low incomes, but this helps them to want to struggle harder to get ahead.

One person who deserves to be highlighted is Maria, who works selling vegetables. Through her job she works to support her family and also to improve her business and continue growing. She is a very determined person who wants to continue growing. She is seeking part of this loan in order to be able to invest it in the purchase of vegetables like tomatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes and other vegetables so that she can continue with her sales.

The group is very grateful for this opportunity for growth that it is receiving.
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Virgen del Carmen es un grupo ejemplo, está en su noveno ciclo del programa de comités, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza donde 3 de las señoras están con ingresos muy bajos, pero eso les ayuda a querer luchar más y salir adelante.
Una persona digna de destacar es Maria, quien se dedica a la venta de verduras. Por medio de su trabajo ella trabaja y trata de mantener a su familia, también mejorar su negocio e ir creciendo. Ella es una persona muy emprendedora que quiere seguir creciendo.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de verduras, como ser tomate, cebolla, locotes, papas y demás para seguir con sus ventas. El grupo está muy agradecido por esta oportunidad de crecimiento que esta teniendo.

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
  • 53
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,531,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Del Carmen Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to buy vegetables to sell, such as tomatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014