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Mujeres Unidas Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Isabelina, Albina, Jorgelina, Maria, Petrona, Maria, Agustina, Liduvina, Eva, Julia, Monica, Ramona, Mirian, Virginia, Carmen, Cintia, Teofila*, Maria*
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The Mujeres Trabajadoras Unidas group ("hardworking, united women) is on its 3rd loan with the women's committee program of their communal bank. They are also in the poverty elimination program, whose most recent questionnaire showed that 11 of these women are below the poverty line.

One of the members, Isabelina, showed in the most recent questionnaire that she is in the 2nd poverty level (also known as the yellow level). With the work that she does in sewing, she helps out her husband in his carpentry work. In addition, she works making and selling cleaning products, which she learned with others' help. Thanks to this, she is trying to improve her standard of living.

Isabelina is asking for this loan to buy sewing materials that she uses in her work, such as fabric, thread, clasps, etc. This will help her to solidify her business plan, which will help her improve her profits.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Trabajadoras Unidas está en su ciclo número 3 del programa de comité de mujeres, ellas están también en el programa de eliminación de pobreza, y su última encuesta muestra que 11 de estas mujeres se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Isabelina quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel dos, es decir en el nivel amarillo. Con el trabajo que ella hace como ser trabajos de Costura, le ayuda a su marido en su trabajo de carpintería y también se dedica a la elaboración y venta de Producto de Limpieza que aprendió con la asesora, y gracias a esto está tratando de mejorar su nivel de vida.
La Sra. Isabelina solicita de este crédito para la compra de los materiales de costura que ella usa en su trabajo como por ejemplo: telas, hilos, cierres, etc. lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,148,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,939.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Trabajadoras Group's $3,925 loan helped a member buy fabric, thread, clasps, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013