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Kuña Kyre’Y Group
In this Group: Aurea, Mirian, Blanca, María, María, Catalina, Laura, Mirtha, Eduarda, Nicolasa, Nadia, Myrian, María, Judith, Myrian, Carmen, Laura*, Laura*, María*, Mirian*
* not pictured
Kuña Kyre’y Group is in its tenth loan cycle with the women's bank program. The group's name means "very brave women," because that's what they are, women who are striving to get ahead and be able to improve. They're doing the "Poverty Stoplight" survey, in which 50 indicators will help them understand the situation they're in and where they can improve.

One of the members is Aurea, who's also the president of the group, a responsibility she carries out with great effort. Aurea makes a living in sales. She has a small snack bar stocked with all kinds of things, including food, beverages, and snacks. She said she has very good customers who always shop at her store.

Aurea's requesting this loan to be able to stock up and have a better selection of beverages and snacks so she can continue with her business and improve her income.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Kyre’y está en su ciclo número 10° Del programa de comité de mujeres, lleva ese nombre que significa mujeres muy animosas, ya que eso son, mujeres que están luchando por salir adelante y poder mejorar, están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de la pobreza, que por medio de los 50 indicadores ellas podrán conocer en qué situación se encuentran y en que deben mejorar.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Aurea, quien además de ser miembro del grupo es la presidenta, y con mucho esfuerzo lleva adelante su cargo. Ella se dedica a las ventas, tiene un copetín surtido con todo tipo de cosas, como ser comestibles, bebidas, golosinas y demás. Comenta que tiene muy buena clientela que siempre compra de ella sus productos. Pide este préstamo para poder surtirse y tener una mejor variedad de bebidas y golosinas para poder seguir con sus ventas, mejorando de esa forma sus ingresos.

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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.

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About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 93
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $30,964,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,454.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Kyre’Y Group's $4,525 loan helped a member to buy beverages and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 29, 2014
Listed
Feb 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 22, 2014