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Victoria Group
In this Group: Nelly, Sonia, Edith, Santa, Ana, Mercedes, Adelina, Francisca, Adelaida, Celia
The group names Victory (Victoria) is in their first cycle of the program with a committee of women, where everyone works and helps each other to get ahead. According to the survey on the elimination of poverty, the 10 find themselves below the poverty line, and are working to improve the economic situation of their families. In this group photo there are 11 people because there are members of the group that are not taking out a loan, but they do form part of the group and sign with their colleagues.

Santa is a member of this group. She works at a business selling clothing and cosmetics, and she says that she works hard every day even more so as to continue growing. She already knows that working is the only way for her to be able to help her family. Her goal is that with the help of this group, they all can make their lives better.

She is asking for this credit to invest in buying more clothing and cosmetics to have a greater variety to offer her customers.
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El grupo llamado VICTORIA está en su ciclo 1 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Según la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, las 10 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de la pobreza y trabajan por mejorar la economía de sus familias. En la foto de este grupo aparecen 11 personas ya que hay miembros de comité que no retiran crédito, pero que si forman parte del grupo y firman con sus compañeras.
Santa forma parte de este grupo, ella trabaja en la venta de ropas y de cosméticos, comenta que se esfuerza cada día mas por ir creciendo, ya que sabe que trabajando es la única forma en la que podrá ayudar a su familia. Su meta es que con la ayuda de su grupo todas puedan mejorar sus vidas.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de ropas y de cosméticos para tener una mayor variedad que poder ofrecer a sus clientes.

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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,005.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Victoria Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy clothing for sale and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013