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Sagrado Corazon Group
In this Group: Claudia, Gladys, Agustina, Nancy, Carmen, Teofila, Lorena, Ignacia, Nancy, Emilia, Juana, Diana, Victoria, Blacia, Nancy*
* not pictured
The Sagrado Corazon group is in its third cycle of the women's committee program, in which all of the members work and help each other to succeed. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, which helps them to learn about each woman's situation.

One of the members is Teofila, whose last survey showed that she is at an average level of poverty. She works hard to improve her life and her financial status. Teofila makes a living selling all types of food, and she says that it is going very well because the meals she makes are delicious and she always has many orders.

She has applied for this loan to buy ingredients to continue making food, such as vegetables, meat, chicken, condiments, and other items to continue working.
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El grupo llamado Sagrado Corazon está en su ciclo número 3 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, el cual les permite conocer la situación de cada una de ellas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Teofila, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza medio, de igual manera ella se esfuerza por ir mejorando su vida y su nivel económico. Teofila se dedica a la venta de comestibles de todo tipo, y comenta que le va muy bien ya que las comidas que hace son muy ricas y siempre tiene muchos pedidos.
Ella solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus alimentos, como ser verduras, carnes, pollo, condimentos y demás para seguir con su trabajo.

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
  • 48
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,172.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sagrado Corazon Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, meat, chicken, condiments, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013