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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Maris, Miguela, Maria, Pablina, Teresa, Elida, Maria, Mirian, Maria, Liz, Lilian, Norma, Lida, Evangelista, Fatima*, Duarte*
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The communal bank Mujeres Unidas (Women United) is in its sixth loan cycle with the program. The members are participating in the poverty elimination survey, in which two of the women are below the poverty line, and are striving to improve and grow.

Maris, through hard work and success strategies, is improving her living conditions. She prepares and sells fast food, which her customers love, and she is striving to give her family what it needs. She has applied for a loan to buy supplies such as meats, vegetables, and condiments to continue making her foods. She is grateful for the chance she and her partners have received to keep growing.
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El grupo llamado MUJERES UNIDAS está en su ciclo número 6 del programa de comités, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 2 señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, luchando por ir mejorando y creciendo.
Maris, a través del esfuerzo y el trabajo y las aplicaciones de una mujer exitosa, ella se encuentra mejorando su situación de pobreza. Ella se dedica a la venta de comidas rápidas que ella misma hace, y con la cual deleita a sus clientes, está luchando por su familia, para darles todo lo que necesitan.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus alimentos, como ser carne, verduras, condimentos y demás insumos. Agradece por esta oportunidad que recibe ella y sus compañeras para seguir creciendo.

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
  • 54
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,446,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy meats, vegetables, condiments, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013