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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Ediltrudis Isabel, Perla , Andrea , Mirna , Leonidas , Norma , Felipa , Dominga , Nora , Fatima , Liz , Rufina , Gladys , Marìa , Romina , Idalina , Nemesia , Reina *
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This committee was formed thanks to Andrea who had heard about Fundación Paraguaya’s Mujeres Emprendedoras [Enterprising Women] program. She informed herself and then commented to her girlfriends and neighbors about the topic. They gladly decided to form their group. From that the “Mujeres Activas” (Active Women) group arose with 18 members who are all very active and hardworking.

Andrea, the group’s precursor, comments that she works tirelessly walking throughout the streets because her work is very demanding: she’s a recycler. She collects all types of recyclable material like plastic bottles, cardboard and paper which with much effort she’s able to use to support her family. She comments that she’s very proud of what she does because it’s a honorable, honest job.

She requests the loan to buy bottles and cardboard in quantity to later resell at wholesale because this will leave a larger profit margin. She’s very grateful for the opportunity she’s given because it’s an opportunity for progress for her.
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Este Comité se formó gracias a la Señora Andrea, quien había oído acerca del programa de mujeres emprendedoras de la fundación paraguaya, se informó y luego comento a sus amigas y vecinas sobre el tema, y ellas gustosas decidieron formar su grupo. De allí surge el comité llamado Mujeres Activas, el cual está integrado por 18 mujeres, todas ellas muy activas y trabajadoras.
La señora Andrea, la precursora del grupo, comenta que trabaja incansablemente, recorriendo las calles, ya que su trabajo es muy sacrificado, ella se dedica al reciclaje. Junta todo tipo de materiales reciclables, como ser botellas de plástico, cartones, papeles, con lo cual con mucho esfuerzo logra mantener a su familia. comenta que está muy orgullosa de lo que hace, pues es un trabajo digno y honesto.
Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de botellas, y cartones por cantidad para la posterior venta al mayor, ya que eso le dará mayor margen de ganancias. Ella está muy agradecida por la oportunidad que se le da, pues es una oportunidad de progreso para ella.

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
  • 41
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,385.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $3,150 loan helped a member to buy bottles and cardboard for subsequent resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012