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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Patricia, Rumilda, Cristina, Maria, Maria, Andrea, Elisa, Silvina, Alicia, Antonia, Cipriana, Maribel, Diana, Dalila*, Johana*
* not pictured
The Mujeres Unidas [United Women] group is in its first cycle. There are ten members living beneath the poverty line. They are hard-working and very enterprising women. They put forth great effort to grow and improve day to day.

Maria is one of the members. During the last survey her poverty level was within level one, which is below. She does carpentry work, and with this she tries to get ahead. She does this to be able to have the means to help her family and also to improve her financial situation.

She is requesting this loan to buy wood. With the wood she will be able to continue working on her business plan, and she will continue growing as a professional.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Unidas está en su ciclo número 1, donde 10 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza. Son mujeres trabajadoras y muy emprendedoras, que se esfuerzan por crecer y mejorar día con día.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Maria, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, que es por debajo. Ella hace trabajos de carpintería y con eso trata de salir adelante para poder tener los medios para ayudar a su familia y mejorar también su economía.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de maderas, con lo que podrá seguir trabajando en su plan de negocios y creciendo como profesional.

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
  • 35
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,919.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to buy wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013