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Mujeres Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Petronila, Silvana, Claudia, Joaquina, Lida, Graciela, Faustina, Maria, Fermina, Castorina, Ester, Filomena, Rocio, Selva, Gladys, Emilce, Marilina*, Isabel*
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"Mujeres Trabajadoras" (Women Workers) is in its first loan cycle with the committee program. All of the members have promised to work together and help one another so that they can move forward. They have taken a poverty elimination survey and are also participating in a poverty elimination program.

One of the members is Sra. Claudia, who sells various types of clothing. She has made many sacrifices and is striving to get ahead. Her goal is to grow and move forward so that she can help her family. Claudia is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of summer clothing. Since the warm season is approaching, she wants to have a wide variety of clothes that she can offer to her customers.
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Mujeres trabajadoras está en su primer ciclo del programa de comité, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, y participando del programa de eliminación de pobreza.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Claudia, quien se dedica a la venta de prendas variadas, que con mucho sacrificio y esfuerzo está saliendo adelante. Tiene como meta poder crecer y salir adelante y así poder ayudar a su familia. Pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de prendas de verano, ya que se acerca el calor y quiere poder tener buena variedad de prendas que poder ofrecer a sus clientes.

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
  • 97
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,964,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,429.9
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Trabajadoras Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to buy a variety of summer clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 15, 2013
Listed
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 22, 2014