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Mujeres Valientes Group
In this Group: Nancy , Ramona, Maribel, Maria, Prisila, Teodosia, Francisca, Norma , Celia, Oliva, Celia, Ramona, Felida, Gregoria, Maria , Lucia, Juana*, Maria*, Liz*
* not pictured
This group is comprised of women who are natives of Trinidad. They have been beneficiaries of group credit since May of 2007. They are entering their 12th loan cycle in great shape.

Trinidad is an area that relies more on tourism than commerce, so some of the members carry out their businesses in adjacent cities, while others develop their businesses in the neighborhoods where they live.

The director general, Nancy R., has 3 children and works jointly with Ramona Christaldo, who occupies the position of director of finance.

Ramona is married to Ricardo Chavez, who is a bricklayer.

Ramona states that on one occasion she was very happy because she was finishing paying for a piece of land for her own home with the help of a loan that she received from the Fundación Paraguaya.

The two women work selling clothing, and they request this loan to buy T-shirts, shirts, dresses, shorts and other clothing items.

Most of the members of this group have been members since the beginning, and so they know each other very well. They state that they are happy to be part of this group of women, and to be able to save so that they can have a security fund that they can tap into in the event that they have unforeseen expenses.
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El comité está compuesto por mujeres oriundas de Trinidad, y son beneficiadas por el crédito grupal, desde mayo del 2007. Renovaron por 12va vez de forma excelente.

Trinidad es una zona turística más que comercial, por lo que algunas integrantes realizan sus actividades en ciudades aledañas, mientras que otras desarrollan sus negocios en el barrio donde viven.

La directora general, Nancy R., tiene 3 hijos y trabaja conjuntamente con la señora Ramona C., quien ocupa el cargo de directora de finanzas.
Esta última está casada con Ricardo Chávez, de profesión albañil.

Doña Ramona comentó en una oportunidad que estaba muy contenta ya que estaba terminando de pagar un terreno para su casa propia con la ayuda del crédito recibido de la Fundación Paraguaya.
Las dos trabajan en la venta de ropas, y solicitan el préstamo para la compra de remeras, camisas, vestidos, shorts, y otros.
La mayorías de las integrantes están desde el inicio del comité, por lo que se conocen muy bien y manifiestan estar contentas de formar parte de un grupo de mujeres y poder ahorrar para tener un fondo de seguridad que les da solvencia en casa imprevisto.

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
  • 34
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,960.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Valientes Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to buy T-shirts, shirts, shorts and dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011