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La Esperanza Group
In this Group: Silvia, Arminda, Maria*, Cynthia, Gladys, Antonia, Mirna, Isabel, Ramona, Florentina, Raimunda, Laura, María, Angelica, Sabina
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This committee formed thanks to Mrs. Antonia T. and Mrs. Silvia Lorena A., who got involved in the program and the foundation thanks to members of the “Victorious Women” committee from the same neighborhood in the city of Lambaré.

One of the members of this committee is Mrs. Mara Luz Cáceres. She has three children and lives with her partner. Many years ago she went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spent all of her childhood. There she began to work in a factory, where she prepared french fries, which were packed and sold in supermarkets.

Mara met another Paraguayan in this factory and they first became friends, then partners. They decided to return together to Paraguay. They bought some land in the Villa Zulma settlement in the San Antonio neighborhood in the city of Lambaré.

The pair continued to make french fries, and they tested the market by distributing the fries from their home. This was successful.

It was then that Mrs. Mara Luz became a member of the Women with Hope committee in order to increase her sales. Today she fills orders for food stores and supermarkets.

The other members work in the following sectors:
1.- Silvia A. ( remedy sales).
2.- Arminda Arevalos (food sales)
3.- Mara Luz Cáceres (french fry sales)
4.- Cyntia A. (food sales )
5.- Gladys T. Vda de Baez (hardware)
6.- Antonia T. (empanada sales)
7.- Mirna R. (silversmith)
8.- Isabel González (lingerie sales)
9.- Ramona R. (clothing sales)
10.- Floretina B. (lingerie and sheet sales)
11.- Raimunda C. (clothing sales)
12.- Laura A. (bedspread sales)
13.- María O. (small loads)
14.-Angelica Agüero (hardware)
15.-Sabina S. (clothing and candy sales)
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Este Comité se formo gracias a las Señoras: Antonia T. y Silvia Lorena A., quienes se enteraron acerca del Programa y de la fundación gracias a las integrantes del comité “Mujeres Victoriosas”, del mismo Barrio San Antonio de la ciudad de Lambaré.


Podemos hablar de alguna de las integrantes en este caso de: La Sra. Mara Luz Cáceres, tiene 3 hijos, vive en pareja. Hace varios años atrás fue a la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina donde vivió toda su juventud, allí empezó a trabajar en una fábrica donde preparaban papas fritas, las envasaban y las repartían en los supermercados a pedidos.


En esa fábrica conoció a un compatriota paraguayo, se hicieron amigos, luego novios., y entonces decidieron volver a Paraguay. Consiguieron un terreno en el Asentamiento Villa Zulma del Barrio San Antonio de la ciudad de Lambaré.


Ellos trajeron esa idea, de producir papas fritas, y se dispusieron en hacerlo en su propia casa y así fue que empezaron a probar si tenían éxito, les fue bien.


Fue así que la Sra. Mara Luz, integró así el comité de mujeres con la esperanza de incrementar las ventas. Hoy día realizan los productos a pedidos de Despensa y Supermercados.


Las demás integrantes desarrollan las siguientes actividades:
1.- Silvia A. ( Vta de Remedios).
2.- Arminda Arevalos (Vta de Vta de Comidas)
3.- Mara Luz Cáceres (Vta de Papas Fritas)
4.- Cyntia A. (Vta de Comestibles )
5.- Gladys T. Vda de Baez (Mercería)
6.- Antonia T. (Vta de Empanadas )
7.- Mirna R. (Vta de Platería)
8.- Isabel González (Vta de Lencería)
9.- Ramona R. (Vta de Ropas)
10.- Floretina B. (Vta de Lencería y Sábanas)
11.- Raimunda C. (Vta de Ropas)
12.- Laura A. (Vta de Colchas)
13.- María O. (Mini-cargas )
14.-Angelica Agüero (Mercería)
15.-Sabina S. (Vta de conf y Vta de Ropas)

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

  • $4,555
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $29,035,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,970.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Esperanza Group's $3,100 loan helped a member buy food, natural remedies, clothing, sheets and blankets, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Nov 21, 2008
Listed
Nov 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009