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Mujeres Valientes Group
In this Group: Amalia, Fatima, Isabel, Liz, Luisa, Janete, Lucila, Nelly, Rosamary, Justina, Cindy, Laura, Adriana, Ramona, Limpia, Nora, Liz*, Zonia*, Blanca*, Lilian*
* not pictured
This group, which is called Mujeres Valientes, is in its fourth loan cycle, where all the women commit to working together and helping each other in order to make progress. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, in which they are all making their best efforts to make progress.

Limpia is one of the members. She makes a living selling all types of clothing. She says she has a very good clientele who always buy their clothing from her. She says the secret to being able to grow sales is to always have a good range of products. This is why she is asking for this loan, as she wants to buy new clothing because the winter is coming and she wants to have a good range to offer her customers.
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Mujeres valientes se llama este grupo que está en su Cuarto ciclo, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde todas están poniendo su mejor esfuerzo para salir adelante.
Una integrante es la Sra. Limpia, se dedica a la venta de prendas de todo tipo, comenta que ya tiene una muy buena clientela que siempre compra de ella sus prendas. Dice que el secreto para poder crecer en sus ventas es tener siempre una buena variedad de productos, y es por eso que pide este préstamo, ya que quiere poder comprar nuevas prendas, ya que se acerca el invierno y quiere tener una buena variedad que poder ofrecer a sus clientes.

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
  • 60
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $33,622,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,424.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Valientes Group's $6,075 loan helped a member to buy winter clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2014
Jun 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014