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Oñondivepa Group
In this Group: Feliciana, Tomasa, Andrea, Myrian, Zulma, Mercedes, Virginia, Sandra, Sixta, Catalina, Marta, María*
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The communal bank Oñondivepa is in its 3rd loan cycle with the women's program, in which everyone works and helps each other get ahead. The members have participated in the poverty reduction survey and are being trained to improve their skills.

Sandra, a member, is a merchant and also a janitor at the local school. As a merchant, she sells basic items such as flour, vegetables, and meat. She is very dedicated, as she works two jobs so that she can provide the best for her family and have more income. She is applying for a loan to buy vegetables, meats, and more to keep selling merchandise and have extra income.
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El grupo llamado Oñondivepa está en su ciclo número 3º del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Todas ellas han hecho la encuentra de eliminación de pobreza, y están siendo capacitadas para ir mejorando.
La Sra. Sandra, una de las miembros, es comerciante y también limpiadora en una Escuela cercana a su casa. En su trabajo de comerciante se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad, como ser harina, verduras, carnes y demás. Ella es muy sacrificada, ya que tiene dos trabajos, y por medio de ambos siempre trata de dar lo mejor a su familia y tener mayores ingresos.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de verduras, carnes y demás, para que con ello siga trabajando con sus ventas y teniendo un ingreso extra.

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
  • 81
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,919.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Oñondivepa Group's $1,925 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, meats, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013