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Virgen Del Perpetuo Group
In this Group: Anselma, Lidia, Nilsa, María, Tiburcia, Eder, Idalina, Ana, María, María, Luz, María, Nilda, Angélica, María*, Diana*
* not pictured
“Virgen del Perpetuo” is in cycle number 12 Fundación Paraguaya’s committee program. They are taking the poverty elimination survey as an instrument of help for the women. Sixteen of them are above the poverty level thanks to their efforts but they are aware that they must continue striving.

One example is Tiburcia who sells ‘chipas’ [cheese buns], a traditional Paraguayan food that’s sold year-round. She says that she does well with her sales; thanks to her skills she has many customers. She helps her family and is gradually improving her income more and more.

Today, she’s requesting this loan to be able to buy chipas to continue with her sales, improve her income and thus grow.
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Virgen del Perpetuo está en su ciclo número 12 del programa de comité de la fundación paraguaya, donde ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza como un instrumento de ayuda para las señoras, donde 16 mujeres se encuentran por encima de la línea de pobreza gracias a su esfuerzo, pero son conscientes de que deben de seguir esforzándose.
Un ejemplo es la Sra. Tiburcia, quien se dedica a la venta de chipas, un alimento típico paraguayo, que se vende durante todo el año. Cuenta que le va bien en sus ventas, que gracias a su habilidad tiene muchos clientes, ayuda a su familia y va mejorando sus ingresos más y más.
Hoy solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de chipas, ya que de esa forma podrá seguir con sus ventas, mejorar sus ingresos y crecer así.

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
  • 28
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Del Perpetuo Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to buy "chipas" [cheese buns].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014