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In this Group: Catalina, Graciela , Gladys , Emilia , Sonia , Fátima , Carmen , Dora , Adela , Maria , Wilma , Fidela , Genobeba , Elvira , Carmen , Francisca , Angelica , Bernarda , Fabi *, Teresa *, Adela *
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In the Ciudad Nueva neighborhood of the city of Caaguazú, as a result of some promotions that were made in the neighborhood, a group of women interested in participating in the Enterprising Women program of the Fundacion Paraguaya formed a communal bank. The group consists of 21 hardworking and enterprising women. At this time, they are in their 12th loan cycle.

Catalina is the president, and she says that she helps her fellow group members in every way she can so that they can get ahead and leave poverty behind them. Catalina has a small, but well-stocked, store where she works every day from the early hours of the morning. Thanks to her sacrifice, she is getting ahead and also helping her family.

She is requesting a loan to stock up her business with canned goods, beverages, bread, vegetables, etc. This way, she will be able to continue working and can continue to keep her store well-stocked.
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En el Barrio Ciudad Nueva de la Ciudad de Caaguazú, a traves de promociones realizadas por la zona, se formo un grupo de señoras interesadas en participar del programa Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, son 21 mujeres muy trabajadoras y emprendedoras. Que actualmente están en el Décimo Segundo ciclo.
Catalina es la presidenta, y cuenta que ayuda a sus compañeras en todo lo que puede para poder salir adelante y dejar la pobreza atrás. Catalina tiene una pequeña, pero surtida despensa donde trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas del día. Gracias a su sacrificio está saliendo adelante y también ayuda a su familia.
Solicita el préstamo para poder surtir su negocio con enlatados, bebidas, panificados, verduras, etc, con lo cual podrá seguir trabajando y surtiendo su negocio.

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
  • 75
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,450.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Unidas Group's $5,475 loan helped a member to buy canned goods, beverages, bread, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013