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Virgen De Caacupe Group
In this Group: Myrian, Ana, Emilia, Maria, Norma, Elena, Laura, Graciela, Sonia, Angela, Sonia, Primitiva, Lorena, Magdalena, Mirta, Ramona, Liz
The group Virgencita de Caacupe is in its fifth cycle and are surveying how to eliminate poverty, which allows them to measure each other's incomes. Thanks to this they know that five of these women has a very low income, and this permits them to understand their situation and make an even bigger effort.

One of the members is Primitiva, who sells food. It's important to emphasize that this is going very well for her because she is very good with food and gets better every time. She is a hard worker and everything she does is for her family and her loved ones.

She is asking for this loan to buy ingredients to make her food, such as meat, vegetables, etc, all which will help her to make a more concrete plan for her business, which will help her improve her earnings.
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El grupo Virgencita de Caacupe está en su ciclo número 5, y están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, el cual les permitirá medir los ingresos de cada una, gracias a esto se sabe que 5 de estas mujeres tienen un ingreso muy bajo, y esto permitirá que ellas entiendan su situación y se esfuercen más.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Primitiva, quien hace venta de comidas, hay que destacar que le va muy bien ya que tiene mucha habilidad con los comestibles y le va cada vez mejor. Ella es muy trabajadora y todo lo que hace es por su familia y seres queridos.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para seguir haciendo sus comestibles, como por ejemplo, carnes, verduras, etc, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual 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
  • 49
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,961,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,159.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Caacupe Group's $4,250 loan helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013