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San Jose Group
In this Group: Maria, Irene, Teodosia, Marcelina, Birina, Catalina, Maria, Venancia, Telma, Felicia, Yolanda, Catalina, Teresa, Justa, Maria, Sonia*, Gladys*, Barbara*
* not pictured
The San Jose group is in its 13th cycle of the committee program. It is a part of the poverty elimination program. In it, they have been working arduously to improve their lives and income.

One woman who stands out is Maria, who is also the president of the group. She is a seamstress and she says that she has earned a very good clientele. since her customers are very satisfied with everything that is done for them. She is a person who is a fighter and enterprising. She is asking for this loan to be able to invest in buying fabric, thread, rubber and other materials to be able to continue with her orders and improve her economy.
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El grupo San Jose está en su ciclo número 13º del programa de comité, forman parte del programa de eliminación de pobreza, en el cual vienen trabajando arduamente para poder mejorar sus vidas y sus ingresos.
Una mujer que se destaca es Maria, quien además es la presidenta de este grupo. Ella es costurera, y comenta que se ha hecho de muy buena clientela, ya que sus clientes quedan muy conformes siempre con todo lo que hacen. Ella es una persona muy luchadora y emprendedora. Pide de este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de telas, hilos, gomas y demás insumos para poder seguir con sus pedidos y mejorar su economía.

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
  • 92
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,441,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,434.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Jose Group's $6,100 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, rubber and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014