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Mujeres Triunfadoras Group
In this Group: Norma, Pablina, Luordes, Lilian, Glide, Filina, Eva, Celia, Lourdes, Altagracia, Margarita, Maria, Liz, Maciel, Gloria, Cinthia, Maria*
* not pictured
This group’s name is Mujeres Triunfadoras [Triumphant Women]. Its members took part in the “poverty elimination” survey and nine were found to be living below the poverty line, i.e. their income is very low. They are struggling to improve and help their families.

One of the members is Mrs. Norma. She says that she decorates shoes with embroidery and makes jewelry. She works hard and makes a big effort to progress and get ahead.

Norma is a hardworking and enterprising woman who dreams of improving her life and income. She is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine to work on her embroidery, which will help her to improve her income and continue helping her family.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Triunfadoras está haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 9 de ellas están por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir sus ingresos son muy bajos. Ellas se están esforzando por ir mejorando y ayudar a su familia.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Norma cuenta que hace Bordado de zapatillas y bijouterie, también se debe destacar el trabajo y el esfuerzo que ella hace por crecer y salir adelante. Ella es muy trabajadora y emprendedora, y sueña con poder mejorar su vida y sus ingresos.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de una máquina de coser lo que la ayudará en sus bordados, y de esa forma poder mejorar sus ingresos y seguir ayudando a 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,005.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Triunfadoras Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013