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San Francisco Group
In this Group: Liz , Carmen , Angela , Marcia , Silvia , Rosa , Maria , Maria , Zunilda , Zunilda , Shitrley , Liz , Sonia , Teresa *, Lidia *
* not pictured
The 15 members of this group have a variety of businesses; the most common involve the sale of snacks such as empanadas, tortillas, croquettes, grilled meat, etc. Most of the group members are mothers and heads of households, which implies an enormous daily sacrifice to be able to get ahead with their families.

This group is in its 4th loan cycle. The sense of responsibility and the desire to make progress that each one of the members has shown in their attendance at the training meetings cannot be overstated.

Silvia has a business making and selling food. She gets up very early every day to prepare the food that she is going to sell. She says that all of the sacrifices she makes are to ensure that her children do not face the same work and educational limitations that she did, and so she works doubly hard to provide her children with the kind of opportunities that she did not have.
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Las integrantes de este comité, integrado por 15 mujeres, se dedican a variadas actividades entre las que se puede destacar la venta de minutas: como empanadas, tortillas, croquetas, asaditos de carne, etc. La mayoria son madres de familia y cabezas de hogar, lo cual implica un sacrificio enorme día a día para poder salir adelante con toda su familia.
El comité se encuentra en su 4 ciclo, en donde se puede destacar el sentido de resposabilidad y los deseos de progresar que tienen cada una de las integrantes en la asistencia en la capacitaciones.
La Sra. Silvia se dedica a la elaboracion y venta de comidas, ella se levanta todos los dias a muy tempranas horas de la mañana para poder preparar todos aquellos alimentos que va a vender. Ella dice que todo el sacrificio que realiza es para que sus hijos no pasen por las mismas limitaciones laborales y educativas por lo que se esfuerza el doble para poder brindar a sus hijos oportunidades de progreso a las que ella no pudo acceder.

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
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,970.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Francisco Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to buy meat, chicken, ham, cheese, eggs, corn and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011