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San Blás Group
In this Group: Tomasa, Juana, Mercedes, Visitacion , Ramona, Gladyz, Liz, Asunción, Herminia, M. Graciela, Maida, Raquel, Laureana, Romina, Cynthia
The San Blás Women's Committee was founded on April 23rd, 2009 as the group's current general manager Tomasa O., who is a dressmaker, had already participated within the program as part of another group. She decided to form her own group and contacted her advisor at Fundación Paraguaya so that she could officially form the group. The group currently has 16 female members who are on their 3rd loan cycle, working together supportively, within the program.

This is an excellent group. They have worked well together and they continue working with the program to the present day. They all pursue their own business activities to make funds and they help each other to achieve their common goals within the group and with Fundación Paraguaya. They take an active part in the weekly meetings and they work impeccably together.

One of the group's members is Tomasa who is a dressmaker. She makes clothes to fill the orders that she receives from her customers. Tomasa makes evening dresses, ladies' outfits, bridal gowns and other items. Her customers are very satisfied with the service that she provides and she is requesting this loan to buy fabric to offer to the customers who come to her premises.
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El Comité de Mujeres de nombre San Blás, se conformó en fecha 23 de abril del 2009, gracias a que la actual Directora General la Sra. Tomasa O., quien se dedica a la Confección de prendas de vestir, quien ya había participado del programa en otro grupo anteriormente, decidió conformar su grupo y contacto con la asesora para la conformación del grupo, actualmente esta conformada por 16 mujeres que se encuentran trabajando ya en el 3er. Ciclo, en forma conjunta y solidaria dentro del programa.
Es un excelente grupo gracias al trabajo solidario realizado y continúan trabajando con el programa hasta estos días.
Todas ellas realizan actividades para recaudar fondos, se ayudan mutuamente para llegar a los objetivos en común que todas tienen dentro del grupo y con la Fundación Paraguaya.
Participan activamente en las reuniones semanales y tienen un trabajo solidario impecable.
Una de las integrantes es señora Tomasa quien se dedica a la confección de ropas de acuerdo a los pedidos que recibe ella de sus clientes.
Ella confecciona vestidos de noche, trajes para damas, trajes para novias y otros.
Sus clientes están muy conformes con el servicio que ella brinda y actualmente, solicita el préstamo para la compra de telas que quiere ofrecer a sus clientas que frecuentar su local.

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
  • 74
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,066,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,605.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Blás Group's $2,350 loan helped a member to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2011