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Vecinas Alegres Group
In this Group: Emilce, Amelia, Tranquilina, Fátima, Sixta, Cinthia, Bonifacia, Gladys, Nimia, Petrona, Teodolina, Liliam, Tania
The Vecinas Alegres ["Happy Neighbours"] group is in its sixth cycle. The members are doing a survey on poverty elimination and know each member's situation. Two of the members are below the poverty line; they have very low incomes.
Emilce is one of the group members with a low income. Despite this, she works hard to get ahead and grow. Among work that she does, she says that she is starting to stock her kiosk in order to have a greater variety of candy, biscuits, and basic staples like rice, noodles, and sugar. It is necessary to mention her hard work and her desire to get ahead.
She is requesting this loan for the purchase of items for her kiosk, such as candy, food, and drinks. This will help her to solidify her business plan and improve her income.
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El grupo llamado VECINAS ALEGRES está en su ciclo número 6, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, que les permite conocer la situación de cada una. Dos de las miembros se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con ingresos muy bajos.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Emilce, quien es una de esas miembros con ingresos bajos, pero pese a ello, se esfuerza para poder salir adelante y crecer.Entre el trabajo que ella hace cuenta que va empezando a cargar su kiosco para ir teniendo mayor variedad de golosinas, galletitas y artículos de primera necesidad como arroz, fideos, azúcar y entre otros, también se debe destacar el trabajo y las ganas que ella pone para salir adelante.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de artículos para su kiosco, como ser golosinas, comestibles bebidas y demás, 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
  • 50
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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 Vecinas Alegres Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to buy candy, food, drinks, and more items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013