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Luchando Todas  Juntas Group
In this Group: Elva , Mariana, Ursula, Maria, Georgonia, Mirta, Maria, Emigdia, Graciela, Noelia, Tomasa, Carmen, Ursulina, Solei *, Gladys*
* not pictured
Over the years, this group has lived through many experiences which has pushed them as a group to continue working supportively together.

Whilst there are always difficulties, the women find ways to get ahead and to continue obtaining loans from Fundación Paraguaya.

The ladies work selling various merchandise to fill their customers' orders. Some sell meat, oil, flour, etc.., others sell clothes, run a grocery store or sell meals.

The head of this group, Elva Benítez, is married to Silvio Fernández. They live with 6 people in their home and 2 of them work (her and her husband).

Elva sells merchandise such as meat and other essential food products according to what her customers ask for. She says that her strategy for selling more is to place only a small profit margin on the price she charges for her products. She also provides excellent customer service.

Elva is requesting her loan to buy meat.
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En todos estos años han vivido muchas experiencias como grupo, que las ha formado para seguir trabajando solidariamente entre todas.
Si bien siempre se presentan dificultas, ellas encuentran la forma de salir adelante y seguir obteniendo el crédito con la Fundación.
Las señoras se dedican a la venta de mercaderías varias de acuerdo a los pedidos de sus clientes, por ejemplo, carne, aceite, harina, etc., otras venden ropas, tienen despensa, venta de comidas y otros.
La directora general Elva Benítez, está casada con Silvio Fernández, quienes viven entre 6 personas en su vivienda y trabajan 2 (ella y su marido).

La señora Elba, vende mercaderías como carne, y otros alimentos de primera necesidad de acuerdo a lo que le solicitan sus clientes.
Ella dice que su estrategia para vender más es el poco margen de ganancia que le recarga a sus productos además del excelente trato con las personas.

Solicita el préstamo para la compra de carne.

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
  • 45
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,600.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luchando Todas Juntas Group's $3,150 loan helped a member to buy meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2011