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Santa Librada Group
In this Group: Delia, Guillermina, Alba, Aida, Silvia, Lidia, Francisca, Sady, Patrocinia, Reinalda, Celina, Wilma, Mercedes, Aline, Benigna, Celia, Esmelda*, Maria*
* not pictured
The Santa Librada group is in its 4th cycle, and with the work of all of them together and the unity they demonstrate, they want to move ahead. They are heads of household who want to move forward and help their children and families.

One of the members is Celina, who when last surveyed showed level one poverty, under the poverty line. She has a very modest income, and with it she tries to be able to help her family. Through the sewing that is her only source of income, she is moving ahead and tries to grow.

She is asking for this help in order to buy fabric and thread, since with this she will be able to continue working and investing in her business plan to be able to continue growing.
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El grupo llamado Santa Librada está en su ciclo número 4, y con el trabajo en conjunto de todas y con la unión que demuestran quieren salir adelante. Son mujeres jefas de familia que quieren salir adelante y ayudar a sus hijos y familiares.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Celina, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, por debajo de la línea de pobreza, tiene un ingreso muy módico, y con ello trata de poder ayudar a su familia. Por medio de la costura que es su único medio, está saliendo adelante y trata de crecer.
Solicita de esta ayuda para la compra de telas e hilos, ya que con esto podrá seguir trabajando e invirtiendo en su plan de negocios para poder seguir creciendo.

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
  • 74
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,049,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,016.1
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Librada Group's $5,025 loan helped a member to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013