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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Graciela, Estela, Lourdes, Fermina, Silvia, Josefina, Cristina, Miguela, Cristina, Maria, Nidia, Gissel, Noelia, Danilce*
* not pictured
The group Mujeres Unidas is in its 15th cycle of the women's committee program. They all work and help each other to get ahead. A study for the elimination of poverty is being developed and will provide information on the situation of each woman to help her better. Miguela is a member of the group and a very hard-working person who is fighting to get ahead with her job. She sells silver jewelry on demand, which allows her to support her family. Her dream is to grow and own a stable business one day.

She is requesting this loan to buy jewelry so that she can sell it and keep improving.
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El grupo Mujeres Unidas está en el ciclo número 15° del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer la situación de cada una y conforme a ello poder trabajar.
Miguela es parte de este grupo, es una persona muy trabajadora que está luchando por salir adelante por medio de su trabajo. Ella se dedica a la venta de joyas variadas de plata que vende sobre pedidos de sus clientes. Miguela ayuda a su familia por medio de este trabajo, y su sueño es poder crecer y algún día tener un negocio fijo y propio.
Ella pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de joyas variadas, para que por medio de esto pueda seguir con sus ventas, y luchando por poder mejorar.

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
  • 26
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,435,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,415.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $5,350 loan helped a member to buy silver jewelry to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2014
Jun 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014