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Maria Auxiliadora Group
In this Group: Evangelina, Wilma, Graciela, Estelvina, Pablina, Marite, Juana, Mirna, Angelina, Cristina, Diana, Ana, Evangelista, Maria, Reina, Dorilda, Zulma
The communal bank "Maria Auxiliadora" is in its sixth loan cycle and all the members have committed to working hard and helping each other get ahead. They are taking the poverty elimination survey which allows them to know each member's income level. Three out of 17 women are below the poverty line and have a very low income.

One of the members, Marite, sells milk for a living and says she starts work every morning very early so her customers will have milk for breakfast. She is very self-sacrificing and enterprising and works hard to get ahead. She wants to help her family through her work.

She is requesting a loan to buy milk so she can continue with sales to invest in her business.
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Maria Auxiliadora está en su Sexto ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza que les permite conocer el nivel de ingresos de cada una, donde 3 de las 17 señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con un ingreso muy bajo.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Marite, quien se dedica a la venta de leche, cuenta ella que todos los días empieza a trabajar desde muy tempranas horas del día, para que su producto ya este en la mesa de sus clientes para el desayuno. Es una persona muy sacrificada y emprendedora que se esfuerza por salir adelante y quiere ayudar a su familia por medio de ese trabajo.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de leche, con lo cual seguirá con sus ventas e invirtiendo en su negocio.

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
  • 81
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,159.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maria Auxiliadora Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy milk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013