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Las Amigas Group
In this Group: Carmen, Melania, Basilia, Guillermina, Teresita, Celia, Blanca, Blanca, Blasida, Wilfrida, Maria, Bartolina, Felicita, Mirtha, Isabel*, Sergia*, Ana*
* not pictured
The Las Amigas communal bank is made up of 17 female members who all work in various fields, from selling clothes to making them. All the women in this communal bank are responsible and enterprising, many of them want to increase their customer base as well as to improve their businesses in order to generate large income and thereby improve the quality of life of their family members. The women contribute a lot to the family income whether it is paying for food, rent, education fees among other costs.

One of the members, Blanca, works in the sale of second-hand clothes for men and women. Blanca already has a regular customer base as she sells her clothes at a low and accessible price. The loan she is seeking will be used to buy a larger volume of goods in order to offer a wider variety of clothes, and thereby increase sales.
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El comité las amigas esta conformado por 17 integrantes mujeres todas dedicadas a actividades varias, desde la venta de ropas hasta la confección de las mismas. Todas las señoras del comité son responsables y emprendedoras, muchas de ellas desean aumentar la cantidad de clientes y también su propio negocio para generar mayor ingreso y con eso mejorar la calidad de vida de sus familiares, ellas contribuyen mucho en la economía familiar pagando ya sea la alimentación, el alquiler, la educación entre otros gastos.
Una de las integrantes, la señora Blanca se dedica a la venta de ropas usadas tanto para mujeres como para hombres, la señora ya cuenta con una clientela frecuente ya que sus prendas son vendidas a una precio bajo y accesible.
El crédito solicitado sería destinado a la compra de mayor cantidad de mercaderías para de esa forma poder ofrecer mayor variedad de ropas y con eso aumentar sus ingresos.

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
  • 50
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,435.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Amigas Group's $5,125 loan helped a member to buy men and women's clothing such as T-shirts, shirts, trousers, and so on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012