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La Candelaria Group
In this Group: Ninfa, Lorena, Eudelia, Nilsa, Isabel, Sergia, Irma, Cinthia, Mirta, Norma, Elisa, Liz, Claudia, Blanca, Teresa, Dilma
The “La Candelaria” (Candlemas) committee is in its third cycle with 16 members. They are women from a city that’s very far from the central zone and that’s mostly agricultural. They are striving to improve the zone they live in.

One of the members is Irma who raises animals like chickens and pigs. The loan she’s asking for is to buy nutritionally balanced feed and animals to sell to her neighbors. She wants to continue working in order to have her own family business working with her husband and children for their mutual well-being. She states, by the way, that they are her reason for being.
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El comité La Candelaria está en el 3er. ciclo con dieciséis integrantes, ellas son mujeres de una ciudad muy lejana de la zona céntrica, eminentemente agrícola. Están luchando por mejorar la zona misma en la que viven.
Una de las integrantes la señora Irma, quien se dedica a la cría de animales como gallinas y chanchos, el crédito que solicita es para la compra de balanceados y animales y los vende a sus vecinos, ella quiere seguir trabajando de manera a tener su propio negocio familiar, trabajando con su marido e hijos y por ende lograr el bienestar de ellos que manifiesta es su razón de vivir.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for poor clients living in rural areas with high levels of crime and social conflict. These clients, working primarily in agriculture, are often ineligible for credit from formal financial institutions because of the high-crime area they live in, their lack of adequate collateral (like a land title), and the likelihood of low agricultural production due to bad weather or pests. Fundación Paraguaya is committed to serving these clients with loans and other wraparound services tailored to their needs. It also provides clients working in agriculture with access to discounted training courses at a local agricultural school to teach them how to improve their crop yields.

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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $28,281,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,445.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Candelaria Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy animals and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 19, 2013
Listed
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 22, 2014