One of the group members is Lourdes. In the last survey she was identified as being at the second level of poverty, that is to say with mid-level poverty. Through her hard work and dedication she continues to improve her economic situation. She works in sales and has a well supplied store. She is asking for a loan in order to invest in the purchase of foods for her store such as vegetables, fruits, meat and other items. This will help her provide better service to her customers.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Lourdes, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel dos, es decir con ingresos medios, ella través del esfuerzo y dedicación continua se encuentra mejorando su situación de pobreza. Ella se dedica a las ventas ya que tiene una despensa bien surtida, y solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de insumos para su despensa, como ser verduras, frutas, carne y demás, que le ayudará a seguir mejorando su atención a sus clientes.
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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 ParaguayaFundación 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.
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