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Mujeres Alegres Group
In this Group: Maria Del Pilar , Delia, Aurora, Blanca, Gloria , Victoria, Martina, Lucia, Felipa, Anaº, Alejandrina, Maria, Susana, Teodora*, Fatima*
* not pictured
This group from Barrio Arroyo Porá got started when one of the members met someone from the foundation. Each one of the señoras has a different and independent business depending on what facilities they have.

The committee receives periodic training from the Foundation's advisers. They learn how to manage and in particular how to manage the families' finances.

Señora Maria T. is one of our members and she sells clothing from a salon she opened in her home. She has every type of clothing and offers her customers good prices. She takes of the store with her daughter who helps her.

She tells us that her business helps a lot, especially with her kid's school expenses. She hopes the business keeps up and grows daily.

She used the loan she took out to buy a variety of clothes like shirts, pants, dresses, and t-shirts.
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Este grupo del Barrio Arroyo Porá surgió por contacto de una de las integrantes con la fundación. Cada una de las señoras realiza una actividad diferente e independiente dependiendo de la facilidad con que cuentan.
El comité periódicamente recibe curso de capacitación de parte de las asesoras de la Fundación, con esto ellas aprenden muchas cosas de como manejar especialmente la economía familiar planificando todas las actividades.
La señora Maria T. es una de las integrantes y se dedica a la venta de ropa en un salón que abrió en su casa, ella cuenta con todo tipo de prendas de vestir y ofrece a muy buen precio a sus clientes, el salón es atendida por ella y por su hija quien le ayuda con las labores.
Ella nos comenta que el negocio ayuda mucho especialmente con los gastos escolares de sus hijos, y desea que el negocio se mantenga y crezca mas cada día.
El crédito que retiro lo utilizó para la compra de todo tipo de prendas de vestir, como camisas, pantalones, vestidos, remeras.

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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,648.8
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Alegres Group's $4,375 loan helped a member to buy merchandise, food, clothing, fabric, thread, vegetablers, and otehr supplies to stock kiosks and stalls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010