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Santa Librada Group
In this Group: Delia, Julia, Berna, Maria, Vilma, Hilda, Cyntia, Miguela, Miguelina, Paola, Jeni, Maria, Alicia, Mirian, Fidelina*, Olga*, Selva*
* not pictured
The Santa Librada group is in the sixth cycle of the Women's Committee Program. This program brings women together so they can support each other in their efforts to earn a living and provide for their families. The group members are participating in the poverty elimination survey, which identifies each member's unique situation and the factors they need to address in order to succeed.

Señora Delia is one member of Santa Librada, and runs a business selling clothes. She has an established customer base in the area as she's been running the business for some time now. Selling clothes allows Señora Delia to support her household and boost her income. The results of her last poverty elimination survey showed that she is making progress and improving her family's living conditions.

Señora Delia is applying for a loan for the purchase of seasonal clothing so that she can meet customer demand.
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El grupo Santa Librada está en el ciclo número 6 del programa de Comité de Mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de la pobreza, donde por medio de ella podrán conocer la situación de cada una y poder trabajar.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Delia quien se dedica a la venta de ropas de forma particular, tiene su clientela formada en la zona ya que hace tiempo se dedica a esta actividad. Gracias a dicha actividad ella puede mantener su hogar e ir aumentando sus ingresos. Según su última encuesta ya se encuentra mejorando sus condiciones de vida y las de su familia.
La Sra. Delia solicita este préstamo para la compra de prendas de vestir de temporada para poder abastecer a su clientela.

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
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,362,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,354.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Librada Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to purchase seasonal clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2014
Aug 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2014