Santa Librada Group
One person who is worth mentioning is Sra. Sofia. She sells farm animals, such as chickens and pigs. Sofia says that the animals she raises and sells are of good quality. Through her efforts, she is growing and helping her family. Sofia is a very determined individual who wants to forge ahead. She is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of balanced feed for her animals. This will enable her to keep striving at her business.
Una persona digna de destacar es la Sra. Sofia, quien se dedica a la venta de animales de corral, como ser gallinas y cerdos. Comenta que tiene una buena cantidad de animales que cría y luego vende, es por medio de su esfuerzo que está ayudando a su familia y creciendo. Es una persona muy luchadora, que quiere salir adelante.
Sofia solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de balanceados para sus animales y así seguir con su emprendimiento y luchando.
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 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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