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8 De Diciembre Group
In this Group: Sinecia, Marta, Antonia, Gladys
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This committee was formed thanks to the ladies Sinecia R. and Fany Lezcano, who were informed about the Foundation and the Enterprising Women Committee Program thanks to another lady friend that already was participating actively in another committee that had been formed in the neighborhood.

The ladies are members of a neighborhood commission of the Neighborhood María Auxiliadora where the Port of San Antonio is located. We can speak of some of the members; in this case Marta Amarilla, who is a single mother of two small children. They live in a humble house set along the Paraguay River in the Port of San Antonio. She rises early in the morning to get the first fresh fish, because in those hours she can select the best. She then cleans and cuts up the fish to subsequently make foods such as scalloped fish or fish soup or for the sale of the raw fish.

The other ladies are dedicated to the sale of fruits, vegetables, foods, cosmetics, or coal and to running pantries or salons.

Translated from Spanish by B, Kiva Volunteer.

Este Comité se formo gracias a las Señoras: Sinecia R., y Fany Lezcano, quienes se enteraron acerca de la Fundación y del Programa Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras gracias a otra señora amiga que ya estaba participando activamente de otro comité que se había formado en el barrio.

Las señoras son miembros de una comisión vecinal del Barrio María Auxiliadora donde se encuentra el Puerto de San Antonio. Podemos hablar de alguna de las integrantes en este caso de: Marta Amarilla, quien madre soltera de dos hijos pequeños, Ellas vive en un humilde casa frente al Río Paraguay, en el Puerto de San Antonio, se levanta por la madrugada para recibir los primeros pescados frescos, pues a esas horas puede elegir los más lindos. Luego limpia y desmenuza para posteriormente, elaborar comidas como milanesas y sopas de pescado o la venta de los mismos sin crudos sin elaboración.

Las demás señoras se dedican a la venta de frutas, verduras, comidas, despensas, venta de cosméticos, carbón y otras se dedican a la peluquería.


Additional Information

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
  • 128
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,646,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,992.9
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of 8 De Diciembre Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy fruits, vegetables, fish, cleaning products, comestibles, carbonated drinks, milk products, baked goods, canned goods, etc. for resale or for making products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009