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Mujeres Valientes Group
In this Group: Mirna, Estanislaa, Liz, Delfina, Dianez, Isidora, Presentacion, Noelia, Lidia, Liliana, Maria, Noelia, Saria*, Dionisia*
* not pictured
The communal bank Mujeres Valientes (Courageous Women) was formed by neighbors in the city of Santaní. The members, who are trying to succeed and grow, are from fairly distant, isolated, and difficult-to-access communities.

Mirna, the group's president, says she has been striving to give her family everything it needs. She is a seamstress and skilled designer, who does excellent work for her always satisfied clients. She has applied for this loan to
buy fabric, thread, buttons, and other supplies so that she can continue to provide her family with what it needs.
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El comité Mujeres Valientes se formó con la unión de varias vecinas de la ciudad de Santaní. Todas las integrantes son de zonas bastantes alejadas y aisladas, donde es de difícil acceso y están tratando de ir mejorando y creciendo.
Mirna es la presidenta de este grupo, quien comenta que con gran esfuerzo y dedicación está luchando por su familia y para darle a ellos lo que necesitan. Ella se dedica a la costura, y es una modista excelente, que hace muy buenos trabajos, y sus clientes siempre están satisfechos.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de telas, hilos, botones y demás, con lo que podrá seguir dando a su familia lo que necesitan.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for poor clients living in rural areas with high levels of crime and social conflict. These clients, working primarily in agriculture, are often ineligible for credit from formal financial institutions because of the high-crime area they live in, their lack of adequate collateral (like a land title), and the likelihood of low agricultural production due to bad weather or pests. Fundación Paraguaya is committed to serving these clients with loans and other wraparound services tailored to their needs. It also provides clients working in agriculture with access to discounted training courses at a local agricultural school to teach them how to improve their crop yields.

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
  • 86
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,419,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Valientes Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, buttons, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014