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Mujeres Para El Desarrollo Group
In this Group: Eulalia, Sonia, Liz, Elsa, Teodosia, Buena, Candida, Evany, Elvia, Marina, Nancy, Gladys, Anicia, Agueda, Evangelista, Carmen, Zulma, Cristina, Lourdes, Francisca, Francisca, Noelia*, Nilda*
* not pictured
Mujeres Para el Desarrollo (Women for Development) is in its second cycle of the committee program. They are carrying out the poverty elmination survey from which the situation of each woman who is surveyed can be known and in this way they can work together.

One of the members is Evany who in her most recent survey had a level two poverty level, meaning that she has a medium level of earnings. She puts her greatest effort in every day to improve her and her family's lives each day. Evany makes a living making clothing. She comments that thanks to the good work that she does, she has a good clientele that always brings her lots of work. Thanks to these orders, she can sustain her family.

Evany is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of fabric, thread, bands, and fasteners. In this way she will meet her customers' needs as she has already done in the past.
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Mujeres Para el Desarrollo está en su Segundo ciclo del programa de comité, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de la pobreza, donde por medio de ella podrán conocer la situación en la que cada una se encuesta y conforme a eso poder trabajar.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Evany, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel dos, es decir con niveles medios de ingresos, donde ella pone su mejor esfuerzo para poder ir mejorando su vida y la de su familia día a día. Evany se dedica a la confección, y comenta que gracias al buen trabajo que hace ya se ha formado una buena clientela que siempre le trae muchos trabajos y gracias a los cuales puede mantener a su familia.
Ella pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de telas, hilos, gomas, cierres y demás, y de esa forma poder cumplir con sus clientes como lo viene haciendo.

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
  • 93
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,557,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,425.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Para El Desarrollo Group's $4,750 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, bands, and fasteners.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014