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San Jose Obrero Group
In this Group: Maria, Diana, Deysi, Veronica, Martha, Maria, Basilica, Karen, Mirian, Teodosia, Liz*, Maria*
* not pictured
The San Jose Obrero group is on its fourth loan cycle. The committee is made up of women, where they all work hard and help each other so that, through working together, they can help their families to get out of poverty. One of the members is Mirian, who in her last survey was at a level of poverty within level one, which is red, or below the poverty line. Despite this, she has a lot of energy to keep fighting and working to help her family. In addition to the work that she does (food sales), the work of the other members should be emphasized. They follow a system of training and verifications that demand and at the same time encourage the women to fight to overcome poverty. Mirian is asking for the loan to buy ingredients to prepare the food that she sells, like meat, condiments, vegetables, and more.
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El grupo llamado San Jose Obrero está en su ciclo 4 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas ellas trabajan arduamente y se ayudan para poder, por medio del trabajo en conjunto, ayudar a sus familias a salir de la necesidad y privaciones.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Mirian, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, que es rojo, es decir por debajo de la línea de la pobreza. Ella pese a esto tiene muchísimo ánimo de seguir luchando y trabajando para ayudar a su familia. Entre el trabajo que ella hace (venta de comidas), también se debe destacar el trabajo de las asesoras, quienes hacen un seguimiento permanente de capacitaciones y verificaciones que de alguna manera exigen y al mismo tiempo incentivan a las mujeres a luchar para poder superar la pobreza.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para preparar los alimentos que vende, como ser carnes, condimentos, verduras, y demás.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of the innovative “Poverty Stoplight” program developed by Fundación Paraguaya for women living in poverty. A “stoplight” measurement tool is used to help borrowers self-identify the type of poverty that affects them most (lack of income, dearth of financial opportunities, poor living conditions etc.). Borrowers rate 50 areas of their life as green (not poor), yellow (poor) or red (extremely poor). Together with their loan officer, they come up with a plan to resolve yellow and red indicators. Through this program, Fundación Paraguaya hopes to lift 9,000 women and their families out of poverty by 2017.

To learn more about this unique approach to eliminating poverty, you can read this article on Fundación Paraguaya’s website.

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
  • 55
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,016.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Jose Obrero Group's $3,600 loan helped a member to buy meat, condiments, vegetables, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013