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Comite Las Amigas Group
In this Group: Sandra, Juana, Nilsa, Estela, Candida, Sixta, Griselda, Stela, Ermelinda, Bernarda, Taciana, Natividad, Gladys, Herma, Doralicia, Emiliana, Epifania*, Liz*
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The Women Entrepreneurs Committee “Las Amigas” is made up of 18 women, all from the same neighborhood. They are currently in their 13th loan cycle as part of the Fundacion Paraguaya Women’s Entrepreneuship Program. With each loan cycle, they all participate in training workshops where they learn how to save, budget and market their businesses. They use their loans to expand their businesses, which involve selling clothing and furniture, and running manicure salons and food stands where they sell “chipas," a traditional Paraguayan cheese bread.

Additional Information

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
  • 51
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,795.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Comite Las Amigas Group's $3,200 loan helped a member to buy more items to sell to their customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2009
Dec 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010