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San Isidro Group
In this Group: Celia, Irene, Rumilda, Cinthia, Alicia, Fatima, Aida, Yoana, Nelida, Andrea, Elvira, Nancy, Ana, Yolanda*, Pedroza*
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The group San Isidro, already in its fifth cycle, was created in the city of Encarnación by 15 women who fight to get ahead and to give their families everything they couldn't have. Mrs. Celia is one of the group's members and is in level 3 of the elimination poll. Celia is a trader and has a stocked larder at home. She says that she has made many sacrifices to get where she's now and that she has fought and worked hard. Her goal is to keep her job and to have a bigger and better equipped business in the future.

She's requesting this loan to buy vegetables, cans, products in bulk and other supplies to provide her clients with everything they look for and to continue having the income she needs.
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En la ciudad de Encarnación se formó este grupo que se llama San Isidro, el que está ya en su quinto ciclo. Son 15 mujeres que se esfuerzan por salir adelante y dar a sus familias todo lo que ellas no pudieron tener.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Celia, quien esta en el nivel 3 de su encuesta de eliminación. Celia es comerciante, tiene una surtida despensa en su casa y comenta que con gran sacrificio esta hoy donde esta, ya que luchó mucho y se esforzó. Su meta es poder seguir con su trabajo y el día de mañana tener un negocio más grande y equipado.
Pide este crédito para la compra de verduras, enlatados, productos a granel y demás insumos para poder seguir con sus ventas y dando a su clientela todo lo que necesitan para poder seguir teniendo los ingresos que necesita.

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
  • 77
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,012.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Isidro Group's $4,175 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, cans and products in bulk, among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013