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Activistas Unidas Group
In this Group: Pabla, Blasida, Hilda, Justa, Juana, Mellisa, Sara, Eva, Stela, Maria, Deolinda, Fidelina, Natalia, Dalila, Lidia, Sara*, Ladislada*
* not pictured
This group is called “United Activists,” with 17 women putting forth their best efforts to improve their lives by means of working as a team. They are making an attempt to eliminate poverty.

One of the activists is Dalila who upon joining the group, was found to be below the poverty line, but after the effort and application of the vital comportment of a successful woman, together with her work as a manicurist and pedicurist door to door, she achieved improvement of her conditions of life.

Dalila is requesting this loan to be able to invest in nail polish, nail clippers, nail files, and other inputs, and in this way, to continue offering good service to her customers.

Dalila is grateful for the opportunity she is receiving to enable her to continue growing.
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Este grupo se llama activistas unidas, donde las 17 mujeres están poniendo su mejor esfuerzo para poder mejorar sus vidas por medio del trabajo en equipo. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde una de las integrantes es la Sra. Dalila quien al entrar al grupo se encontraba por debajo de la línea de la pobreza, pero a través del esfuerzo y la aplicaciones de los comportamientos vitales de una mujer exitosa, sumado a su trabajo de manicura y pedicura casa por casa hace está mejorando sus condiciones de vida.
La Sra. Dalila pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en esmaltes, alicates, corta uñas, limas y demás, y de esa forma poder seguir dando un buen servicio a sus clientes. Agradece por esta oportunidad que está recibiendo, con lo que podrá seguir creciendo.

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
  • 92
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $31,538,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,412.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Activistas Unidas Group's $3,675 loan helped a member buy nail polish, pliers, nail clippers, nail files and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014