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Mujeres En Desarrollo Group
In this Group: Jorgelina, Lidia , Alejandra, Hilda , Francisca, Olga, Juana , Vicenta, Antoliana, Daisy, Vicenta , Silvia, Graciela , Filomena, Sixta
In the city of Carapeguá, in the locality of Compañía Potrero, 5 kilometers from the Carapeguá office, some low-income women heard about the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras ("Committee of Entrepreneurial Women") and decided to meet for an informational session about this program.

These women are active and very hard-working, and most of them work making handicrafts (weaving hammocks and bedspreads). Through this loan, they are seeking a little more support to increase their families' incomes and improve their quality of life.

Jorgelina is one of the committee members, who also works weaving hammocks and bedspreads. Her creations are sold in various businesses in a range of cities, such as San Lorenzo, Capiata and Asunción.

The group needs this loan to invest in their respective lines of business, and thus achieve sustainable growth which will allow them to make progress as individuals and as a group.
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En la Ciudad de Carapeguá en la Compañía Potrero distante a 5 km de la oficina de Carapeguá uñas señoras de escasos recursos se enteraron del programa Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras y decidieron reunirse para recibir una información sobre el mencionado programa.

Estas Señoras son activas muy trabajadoras y la mayoría se dedica a la actividad de artesanía (tejido de hamacas, sobrecamas). Ellas buscando un poco más de apoyo para fomentar a través del crédito sus ingresos familiares y mejorar su calidad de viD..

La señora Jorgelina es una de las integrantes del comité y también se dedica a tejido de hamacas y sobrecamas y la venden en varios negocios de varias ciudades como San Lorenzo, Capiata, Asunción.

Necesitan de esta operación crediticia para invertir en sus respectivos trabajos y así poder lograr un crecimiento sostenible que les haga crecer como grupo y en forma individua.

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
  • 15
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,138,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,695.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres En Desarrollo Group's $2,800 loan helped a member purchasing thread and cloth strips for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010