Ramona's a very modest person who sells charcoal. She said she has good customers because lately people prefer charcoal because it's cheap. It's worth pointing out that Ramona's getting ahead with a lot of sacrifice.
She's requesting this loan to buy more charcoal to sell. This will help her invest in her business plan as well as keep on improving her poverty level and, as a result, help her family.
Ramona es una persona muy humilde que se dedica a la venta de carbón, y comenta que tiene buenos clientes ya que el carbón últimamente se prefiere ya que es más barato. Ramona con mucho sacrificio está saliendo adelante y eso es digno de destacar.
Ella pide este préstamo ya que con el podrá comprar más carbón para la venta, a la vez que invierte en su plan de negocios y le ayudará a ir mejorando su nivel de pobreza y ayudar así a su familia.
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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 ParaguayaFundación 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
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