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San Antonio Group
In this Group: Miguela, Alejandra, Daisi, Graciela, Dominga, Estela, Graciela, Nilda, Angelma, Ursulina, Susana, Marta, Zulma, Florinda, Vicenta, Claudina*, Elva*, Adela*
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The group called "San Antonio" is in its third loan cycle with the Urban Women's Committee Program. All of them promise to work and help one another so that they can move forward. The members have taken a poverty elimination survey, which indicated that two of the eighteen women are below the poverty line. In other words, they have very low income yet they continue to strive improving.

Dominga is an industrious person who has worked and strived from a very young age. She says that she sells clothing of all types. Thanks to her efforts and the support of her family, she has done very well. Dominga is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of various types of clothes. Summer is approaching and she wants to offer her customers a wide variety of clothing. She is grateful for this opportunity that she has received to grow.
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El grupo llamado San Antonio está en su 3º ciclo del programa de comité de Mujeres Urbanas, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 2 de las 18 Señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir están con ingresos muy bajos, pero deben seguir luchando por mejorar.
Dominga es una persona muy trabajadora, que desde joven ha trabajo y luchado, es muy luchadora y comenta que se dedica a la venta de ropas de todo tipo, y que gracias a su esfuerzo y a la ayuda de su familia en lo que hace le está yendo muy bien.
Pide de este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de ropas variadas, ya que se acerca el verano y quiere poder ofrecer a sus clientes una buena variedad de prendas. Agradece por esta oportunidad que está recibiendo de crecer.

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
  • 98
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,371,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,431.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Antonio Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to buy summer clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014