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Fortaleza Group
In this Group: Mercedes Adriana , Andresa , Griselda , Miryan , Maria , Josefina , Gloria , Rosalba , Nidia , Zuleida , Zunilda , Elisa , Florencia , Cecilia , Leticia , Zunilda , Blasia , Gregoria
The committee named "Fortaleza" (Strength) is in its seventh loan cycle with the program at Fundación Paraguaya. The group has 18 members, all of whom strive to make their daily living on the streets so that they can provide for their households and give their children a future that is different than the lives they experienced themselves.

Maria is part of this group. She strives to move forward with great effort in her work so that she can help her family. Maria produces and sells trinkets. She says that she is doing well because she is very creative and always has new ideas. Maria defines herself as an enthusiastic, hardworking, and creative person. She is requesting assistance so that she can invest in her business. Maria will buy beads, thread, pliers, and other supplies so that she can continue producing trinkets.
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El comité “Fortaleza” se encuentra en el séptimo ciclo del programa de la Fundación Paraguaya, tiene 18 integrantes. Todas las integrantes del grupo se esmeran día a día en las calles, llevando el pan de cada día a sus hogares y tratando de dar a sus hijos un futuro diferente del que a ellas toco vivir.
Maria es parte del grupo, y con mucho esfuerzo esta saliendo adelante y por medio de su trabajo ayuda a su familia. Ella se dedica a la venta y elaboración de bijouterie. Comenta que es muy creativa y siempre tiene novedades por lo que le va bien. Ella se define como una persona muy entusiasta, trabajadora y creativa.
Ella pide una ayuda para poder invertirlo en su negocio y comprar perlas, hilos, pinzas y demás insumos para seguir haciendo sus bijous.

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
  • 29
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,192,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fortaleza Group's $4,325 loan helped a member to buy beads, thread, pliers, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012