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Santa Maria Group
In this Group: Felipa, Dina, Pablina, Monica, Carla, Modesta, María, Nidia, Maria, Angelica, Bernarda, Sonia, Ana
The Santa Maria group is in its first cycle. They are learning to work together. They are from the city of Curuguaty, which is a bit remote and has difficulties with access to communications. The members also fight to improve their community and so that their children have more security.

Carla, one of the members, is in sales. She has a small business, a despensa [small store], where she works every day beginning in the wee hours. She is a very hard-working person who, with much sacrifice, is growing and moving forward. Carla wants her community to keep growing and gaining strength.

She is requesting this loan to buy drinks, meat, groceries, bulk products, and other items, so that she can continue growing and giving her customers what they need.
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El grupo llamado Santa Maria está en su primer ciclo, ellas están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas, son de la ciudad de Curuguaty, una ciudad un poco alejada, con difíciles medios de acceso a la comunicación. Las integrantes también luchan por mejorar su comunidad y que sus hijos tengan mejor seguridad.
Carla, una de las miembros, se dedica a las ventas, tiene un pequeño negocio, una despensa donde trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora que con mucho sacrificio está creciendo y saliendo adelante. Carla quiere que su comunidad vaya creciendo y fortaleciéndose cada vez más.
Solicita este crédito para la compra de bebidas, carnes, comestibles, productos a granel y demás, y de esa forma poder seguir creciendo y dando a su clientela lo que necesita.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for poor clients living in rural areas with high levels of crime and social conflict. These clients, working primarily in agriculture, are often ineligible for credit from formal financial institutions because of the high-crime area they live in, their lack of adequate collateral (like a land title), and the likelihood of low agricultural production due to bad weather or pests. Fundación Paraguaya is committed to serving these clients with loans and other wraparound services tailored to their needs. It also provides clients working in agriculture with access to discounted training courses at a local agricultural school to teach them how to improve their crop yields.

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
  • 46
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,128.7
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Maria Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy drinks, meat, groceries, bulk products, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013