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Kuña Guapa Group
In this Group: Maria, Limpia, Nicolasa, Maria, Dionicia, Analicia, Laudelina, Benigna, Norma, Andrea, Karina, Teresa, Alicia*
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The group called “Kuña Guapa” is in its third loan cycle. The members have taken a poverty elimination survey that indicated that eight of them are below the poverty line. In other words, their incomes are very low but they are working and striving to improve.

One of the members is Sra. Maria. She generates sales from her modest store so that she can help her family. Maria says that she started with a few customers, but thanks to her good service, she eventually improved as time passed. She is a hardworking person who in time has been known for earning her own space. Today she is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of supplies for her store such as food products, beverages, and other items. This will enable her to keep her business well-stocked.

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El grupo llamado Kuña Guapa esta en su ciclo número 3, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza donde 8 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con ingresos muy bajos, pero trabajando y esforzándose por mejorar.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Maria, quien por medio de las ventas que hace en su modesta despensa es que esta ayudando a su familia. Comenta que empezó con unos cuantos clientes, pero que luego gracias a su buena atención ha ido mejorando cada vez mas. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora que con el tiempo ha sabido ir ganándose su espacio. Hoy solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de insumos para su despensa, como ser comestibles, bebidas en general y demás productos, que le permitirá tener bien surtido su negocio.

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
  • $33,578,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,415.9
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Guapa Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy food products, beverages, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014