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Virgen De Fatima Group
In this Group: Teresa, Marta, Susana, Concepcion, Maria, Lidia, Margarita, Maria, Cristina, Sonia, Antonia, Noelia, Myrian, Rafaela, Clara, Petrona, Ana*
* not pictured
“Virgen de Fatima” is a group that has taken the poverty elimination survey so that each member can become familiar with her situation. Through great effort and sacrifice, the members have grown and forged ahead.

Margarita is one of these women. She is improving her financial situation thanks to her work and the training that she has received. Margarita sells fruits and vegetables in order to provide her family with everything that they need so that they lack nothing. She appreciates the opportunity she has received to invest in her microenterprise.

Sra. Margarita is requesting a loan so that she can buy fruits and vegetables. This will allow her to continue investing in her work, help to solidify her business plan, and help to improve her income.
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Virgen de Fatima está haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer la situación de todas. Con mucho esfuerzo, y con su sacrificio están creciendo y saliendo adelante.
Margarita es una de estas mujeres, quien está mejorando su economía gracias a su trabajo y también a las capacitaciones que viene recibiendo. Ella se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras, lo que le ayuda a poder dar a su vez a su familia todo lo que necesitan y que no les falte nada. Agradece ella por la oportunidad que está recibiendo, de poder invertir en su microemprendimiento.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de frutas y verduras, y de esa forma poder seguir invirtiendo en su trabajo, 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
  • 99
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,360,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,424.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Fatima Group's $3,025 loan helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014