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San Jose Group
In this Group: Juana , Cecilia , Rossana , Vidalina , Elva , Edith, Leonidas , Olga , Amada , Salustiana , Ignacia , Rocio , Felisa , Gladys, Alejandra *, Lilian *
* not pictured
The San José group, so named because its members are from the San José neighborhood, is located in Yaguarón, 15 kilometers from the city of Paraguarí. This group, which has committed itself to the rules of communal borrowing, is made up of 16 active and hardworking women. This is their eighth loan cycle and they have made great sacrifices to get ahead, each woman investing in her respective business. Thanks to this, they have considerably improved the quality of life of both themselves and their families.

Every member of the group works independently but in a very organized way so that their businesses to not compete with each other and everyone can benefit equally. For example, some some sell clothing, others food, etc.

Doña Felisa O. is a seamstress and works hard with her husband, who is a construction worker, to provide her 6 school-aged children the best education possible. She has a small shop in her home where she takes in work, creating all kinds of clothing, including dresses and pants, for men and women. Because she is known for her good work, she has a many customers who have ordered special dresses for the Christmas season. She is requesting a loan to purchase some supplies for her business.

The group's members are: Juana Sánchez (shop owner), Cecilia DelV. (charcoal sales), Rossana C. (grocery sales), Vidalina Ojeda (grocery sales), Elva V. (fruit and vegetable sales), Edith M. (housekeeper), Leonida T. (housekeeper), Olga Y. (pork sales), Amada G. (housekeeper), Salustiana Orué (shop owner), Ignacia DelV. (housekeeper), Rocio A. (grocery sales), Felisa O. (seamstress), Gladys C. (beverage sales), Alejandra León (fruit and vegetable sales), and Lilia C. (housekeeper).

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En la ciudad de Yaguarón distante a 15 Km de la Oficina de Paraguarí, se conformó el grupo denominado San José, nombre por el cual han optado por ser miembros D. barrio con dicho nombre, quienes luego de interiorizarse sobre el reglamento de CME, aceptaron y conformaron dicho comité por los múltiple beneficios que presenta el programa, está integrada por 16 activas y luchadoras mujeres, encontrándose en el octavo ciclo, sacrificándose al máximo para salir adelante, pues cada una de ellas han invertido en sus respectivas actividades, gracias a eso han mejorado considerablemente la calidad de vida tanto de ellas como la de sus familias.
Cada integrante realiza una actividad independiente pero de forma muy organizada de modo a que las actividades no resulten muy común y todas puedan beneficiarse de igual manera, así algunas se dedican a la venta de ropa, o de comida y otros.
Doña Felisa O. es de profesión costurera y tiene 6 hijos en edad escolar por quienes lucha con su marido de profesión albañil para darle la mejor educación posible. Ella posee un pequeño taller en su domicilio donde recibe los trabajos sobre medida, confecciona ropa de todo tipo como vestidos pantalones para damas y caballeros.
Por su buen trabajo ella posee un numero importante de clientes especialmente de vestidos en estas épocas de fiestas, por ello ha solicitado el crédito para la compra de algunas herramientas de trabajo.

Juana Sánchez
Cecilia DelV.
Venta de carbón
Rossana C.
Venta de comestibles
Vidalina Ojeda
Venta de comestibles
Elva V.
Venta de frutas y verduras
Edith M.
Leonida T.
Olga Y.
Venta de carne de cerdo
Amada G.
Salustiana Orué
Ignacia DelV.
Rocio A.
Venta de comestibles
Ma. Felisa O.
Gladys C.
Venta de bebidas
Alejandra León
Venta de frutas y verduras
Lilia C.

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
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,792.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Jose Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to invest in supplies for their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010