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La Alegria Group
In this Group: Norma, Ana, Gricelda, Maria, Alejandra, Dionisia, Isidora, Brigida, Claudina, Regina, Lucina, Marta, Mirta, Victoria, Estela, Antonia, Eulogia, Silvia*, Antonia*, Ana*, Rosa*
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La Alegria [Happiness] is a group which is now in its third cycle, thanks to the work of all of the members, who are women who are heads of their families. They strive to get ahead and help their loved ones through their work. Norma is the president of the group. She is an artisan, making all kinds of decorative items from recycled materials such as newspaper and wire. She lives in her own house with her husband, who drives a taxi truck. The couple has two children, for whose sake they are both working hard to get ahead in life. Norma requests this loan to spend on components for making her handicrafts so that she can have more customers and be able to continue growing.
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La Alegria es un grupo que gracias al trabajo de todas ya está en su tercer ciclo, son mujeres jefas de familia, que luchan por salir adelante y ayudar a sus seres queridos por medio de ese trabajo.
La Sra. Norma es la presidenta del grupo ella es artesana, realiza todo tipo de elementos decorativos con material reciclado como diarios y alambres, ella vive en casa propia con su marido quien cuenta con un taxi carga, la pareja tiene 2 hijos, por quienes ambos se están esforzando por salir adelante.
Ella pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de sus elementos para seguir haciendo sus artesanías, y de esa forma tener más clientes para poder seguir creciendo.

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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,578,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,602.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Alegria Group's $5,075 loan helped a member to buy various inputs for making handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014