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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Nilsa, Felisa, Mavel, Myrian, Bartolina, Rosa, Maura, Fermina, Jessica, Estelvina, Arminda, Fidelina, Ulisas, Celina, Ramona, Valeria, Bianca*, Maria*, Liliana*, Cecilia*
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The communal bank, “Mujeres Unidas” [Women United] was formed in the city of Santaní. It is in a predominantly rural zone where all the women work very hard for their families, and to be able to help their community, which is still very poor.

One of the women, Estelvina, works raising and selling, and butchering farmyard animals such as chickens, pigs, and sheep; and in this way she endeavors to earn a small income so that she can support her family.

She is a woman who is very industrious, and above all, she is a fighter. She is requesting this loan in order to invest it in the purchase of animal feed, so that she can continue raising her animals, and have the income to support her family.
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El comité mujeres unidas se formó en la ciudad de Santaní, una zona eminentemente rural, donde todas las señoras se están esforzando por sus familias, y también para poder ayudar a su comunidad, la cual aún está muy carente.
Una de ellas es Estelvina, quien se dedica a la actividad de cría y venta o faena de animales de corral, como ser gallinas, cerdos, ovejas, y de esta forma es que está luchando para tener un poco de ingresos para poder ayudar a sus familias. Es una mujer muy emprendedora y por sobre todo muy luchadora
Pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de balanceados para sus animales, y de esa forma poder seguir con la cría de sus animales y tener los ingresos para ayudar a su familia.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for poor clients living in rural areas with high levels of crime and social conflict. These clients, working primarily in agriculture, are often ineligible for credit from formal financial institutions because of the high-crime area they live in, their lack of adequate collateral (like a land title), and the likelihood of low agricultural production due to bad weather or pests. Fundación Paraguaya is committed to serving these clients with loans and other wraparound services tailored to their needs. It also provides clients working in agriculture with access to discounted training courses at a local agricultural school to teach them how to improve their crop yields.

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
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $27,639,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,445.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $4,725 loan helped a member to purchase animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 17, 2014
Listed
Apr 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014