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La Esperanza 3 Group
In this Group: Clara, Elva, Evelyn, Lorenza, Ascencion, Angela, Celsa, Marisa, Clara, Rozana, Maria, Isabel, Monica, Gloria, Mirian, Andrea, Corina, Estela, Elizabeth, Ramona, Maria, Myrian, Valeria, Lida, Cayetana*, Tamara*
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This group’s name is ”La Esperanza III” and is in its fourth cycle. All 26 women that are part of the group feel enthusiastic and want to get ahead and work to help their families.

One of the group’s members is Mrs. Elva, who was found to be living in poverty level 3 in the last survey she took. She has improved a lot, by working hard in order to give her family all they need. Elva sells “asaditos” [grilled meat, churrascos] and says that she has a good customer base that loves the taste of the food she makes. Her goal is to continue growing to improve her income and help her family.

Elva is requesting a loan to buy skewers, meat, cassava and other supplies needed to continue preparing her churrascos and generating income to help her family.
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El grupo llamado La Esperanza III está en su ciclo número 4, donde las 26 mujeres de este grupo está muy entusiasmado por salir adelante y trabajar para poder ayudar a su familia.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Elva quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel tres. Ha mejorado bastante, ya que se esfuerza siempre para poder dar a su familia todo lo que necesita. Elva se dedica a la venta de asaditos (churrascos), y cuenta que ya tiene muy buena clientela gracias a que sus productos son muy ricos. Su meta es poder seguir creciendo para mejorar sus ingresos y ayudar a su familia
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de palitos de brochetas, carne, mandioca y demás insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus churrascos y teniendo los ingresos que la ayuda con su familia.

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
  • 33
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,195,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.2
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Esperanza 3 Group's $5,525 loan helped a member to buy skewers, meat, cassava and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013