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San Miguel Kuñarenda Group
In this Group: Susana, Alice, Dolly, Juana, Lucia, Sara, Marcelina, María, Norma, María, Eudocia, Nilda, Perla, Yudith, Micomeda, Fidelina, Gladys*
* not pictured
This group is from the city of Caaguazú. All its members are heads of their families and work hard and fight to improve their lives. They took the poverty elimination survey and six ranked low, so they need to continue fighting to improve.

One of the members is María, who was ranked in a poverty level two, which means that she is in the middle-income group. She knows that by working hard and by thinking and acting as a successful woman, she will improve her current condition.

María works selling fashion jewelry and this is how she makes enough to help her family. She is a person that wants to get ahead and improve her life through her work. She is requesting a loan to buy fashion jewelry to sell. This will help her to realize her business plan and improve her income at the same time.
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Este grupo es de la ciudad de Caaguazú, todas ellas son mujeres jefas de familia que están luchando y esforzándose por mejorar sus vidas. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 6 integrantes están con indicadores muy escasos, pero deben seguir esforzándose por mejorar.
Una integrante es María, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel dos, es decir, con ingresos medios, ella es consciente que a través del esfuerzo y el trabajo continuo y la aplicaciones de los comportamientos vitales de una mujer exitosa, ella se encuentra mejorando su situación de pobreza. Ella se dedica a la venta de Bijouterie y, por medio de ese trabajo esta teniendo los ingresos que necesita para poder ayudar a su familia. Es una persona que quiere salir adelante e ir mejorando su vida por medio de su trabajo.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de bijouterie para la venta, 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
  • 93
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,344,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,425.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Miguel Kuñarenda Group's $3,950 loan helped a member to buy fashion jewelry to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014