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Luchando Todas Juntas Group
In this Group: Gorgonia, Lidia, Maria, Graciela*, Tomasa, Emigdia, Ursula, Norma, Lourdes, Liliana, Gilda, Samanta*
* not pictured
The communal bank "Luchando Todas Juntas" (Everyone Striving Together) is in its16th loan cycle, thanks to the members' efforts and sacrifice. They strive to get ahead and help their families. According to the poverty reduction survey they participated in, none of the women were in the red.

Ursula is a member and sells food. She says she has a loyal customer base because her food is delicious. She always sells what she prepares, and people always ask for more. Ursula works very hard every day to have a better life for herself and for her family. She is applying for a loan to buy vegetables, beef, ham, cheese, empanadas, bread, and more to keep making delicacies to sell and to delight her customers.
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El grupo llamado Luchando Todas Juntas esta en su ciclo 16 gracias al esfuerzo y sacrificio de todas. Ellas se esfuerzan por salir adelante y por medio de ese esfuerzo están ayudando a sus familias. Estan haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza que mostró que ninguna de ellas esta en rojo.
Ursula es parte de este grupo y cuenta que se dedica a la venta de comidas. Cuenta que se ha hecho de muy buena clientela porque sus comidas son muy ricas. Ella comenta que siempre vende todo lo que hace y las personas siempre le hacen más pedidos. Ursula es una persona muy trabajadora, que día a día se esfuerza al máximo por tener un mejor estilo de vida, no solo para ella, sino también para su familia.
Ursula solicita de este crédito para comprar verduras, carne, jamón, queso, discos de empanadas, panificados y demás para seguir haciendo las delicias que vende y seguir deleitando a su clientela.

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
  • 43
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luchando Todas Juntas Group's $5,450 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, beef, ham, cheese, empanadas, bread, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013