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Nueva Estrella Group
In this Group: Silvia, Angela, Silvina, Gertrudis, Josefina, Maria, Emiliana, Maria, Liz, Elicia, Felipa, Josefina*
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This group is called "Nueva Estrella" and is on its first loan cycle. Everyone in the groups works hard and helps each other to move forward. They are currently undertaking the poverty elimination survey and 11 of the members are living under the poverty line. They are all putting in everything they have to improve their lives.

One of the group's members is Silvia who, at the last survey, was on level one of the poverty scale and so she is working twice as hard in order to help her family. Silvia tells us that she is a street vendor, selling, clothes, bed sheets, blankets and other items and through this work she is trying to improve her and her family's lives. Silvia knows that only with a lot of effort will she be able to improve their lives.

She is applying for this loan to buy clothes, such as trousers, shirts, tank-tops, t-shirts and more. With this she will be able to invest in her business and this will help increase her income.
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El grupo llamado Nueva Estrella está en su ciclo número 1, donde cada una trabaja y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 11 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, y están poniendo todo de si para mejorar sus vidas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Silvia, quien en su última encuesta mostro un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, por esto es que ella se esta esforzando el doble por ayudar a su familia. Cuenta Silvia que se dedica a la venta ambulante de prendas, sabanas, frazadas y demás, y de esta forma está tratando de mejorar sus vidas. Ella es consciente que esforzándose es la única forma en la que podrá mejorar su vida y la de su familia.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de ropas, como ser pantalones, camisas, remeras, camisillas y demás. Con eso podrá invertir en su negocio, lo que le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 68
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,005.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nueva Estrella Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to buy trousers, shirts, tank-tops, t-shirts and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013