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Kuña Aty Group
In this Group: Mguela , Esmelda, María Cristina, Felicita , Meza , Claudia , Ygnacia Dorila , Eduvigis , Mariela , Epifania, Agustina , María Luisa , Hilaria*, Simeona*, Irma *
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All these women are a part of a social and economic development program called Committee of Enterprising Women. This program is supported by the Paraguayan Foundation and offers their members a range of training by committee cycle. It also offers them financial support so that they are able to use the operational capital to invest in their respective businesses.

Because of this the Kuna Aty Committee thanks the Paraguayan Foundation for the trust they put in people with a relatively humble status who are even now discriminated against in the world of opportunities.
Only two women work in different activities. The rest are.”chiperas” breadbakers.. This business requires a lot of strength, more so for women, since the production process generally begins between 3:30 and 4:00 am, by preparing the oven with wood. It is a brick oven (tatacua) in which they later put the shaped bread dough. The bread needs to be baked for several hours at a high temperature while adjusting the heat. Once finished they have the arduous task of selling all of the bread because that is the only way they are compensated for the hard work of being “chiperas” (breadbakers).
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Todas estas mujeres forman parte de un programa de desarrollo social y económico denominado Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras impulsado por la Fundación Paraguaya, ofreciendo a las involucradas una gama de capacitaciones por ciclo de vida del comité, y un apoyo financiero para que las mismas cuenten con un capital operativo que netamente invierten en sus respectivos negocios.
Por este hecho el Comité Kuña aty, agradece a la Fundación Paraguaya por la confianza puesta en personas de status relativamente baja que son discriminados en el mundo de las oportunidades hasta la actualidad.
Solo dos señoras se dedican a actividades diferentes a las demás que son chiperas, este negocio requiere de mucho esfuerzo más aún para las mujeres, ya que el proceso de producción inicia generalmente a las 03:30 entre las 04:00 horas de la madrugada, preparando el horno a leña, más conocido como tatacua en la que posteriormente se introduce la masa de la chipa moldeada, esto implica soportar un alto grado de calor manipulando el proceso de cocción del producto mencionado durante varias horas.
Una vez terminada el producto queda la ardua tarea de venderlas en su totalidad para que de esta única forma sea compensada el tan forzoso trabajo de ser chiperas

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
  • 77
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,665.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Aty Group's $4,300 loan helped a member all the women use their loans to support their commercial activities to that they can get small profit margins to help pay for food, their children's education, health expenses, and to reinvest in their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010