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Kuña Pora Group
In this Group: Arminda, Rosana, Sulma, Maria, Leonida, Celina, Mabel, Agustina, Karina, Elsa, Amanda, Norma*, Alejandra*
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Kuña Pora is starting to work on their first cycle, and every member is doing her best to learn and complete trainings in order to improve. They are all completing the poverty elimination survey as a means to know the situation of each member.

Maria is one of its members. Her last survey showed her at a level three poverty level, which indicates good income, but she is aware that she needs to keep working to maintain it. Some of the work she does is making sheets, pants, pillow cases, etc. She is a very self-sacrificing person, who works to help her family and takes care of their daily needs.

Maria is requesting this loan to purchase knit fabrics, which will help her define and implement her business plan, which in turn will help her improve her income.
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Kuña Pora está empezando a trabajar en su primer ciclo, donde cada una está dando su mayor esfuerzo por aprender e ir capacitándose para mejorar. Todas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza como medio de conocer la situación de cada una de ellas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Maria, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel 3, es decir con ingresos buenos, pero es consciente de que debe seguir trabajando para mantenerlos. Entre el trabajo que ella hace comenta que confecciona sabanas, pantalones, fundas, etc. Es una persona muy sacrificada, que con su trabajo ayuda a su familia, dándoles lo que necesitan para el día a día.
La Sra. Maria solicita de este crédito para la compra Telas de Tejidos, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 63
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,446,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,424.9
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Pora Group's $1,850 loan helped a member to buy fabric to make sheets, pants, pillow cases, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014