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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Dorila, Elva, Ydalia, Marcia, Gessica, Marta, Nidia, Vanessa, Celsa, Maria, Nelly, Maria, Clara, Norma*, Nancy*
* not pictured
The group called “Mujeres Unidas” (United Women) is in its fourth cycle in the women’s committee program. All of them help each other out in order to get ahead and so each can grow in her own enterprise. They are completing the poverty elimination survey in order to know each of their situation; four of them are below the poverty line.

One of these is Dorila who is in level one, that is to say, very low income. However, she strives to continue growing and by means of this effort to improve her economic situation.

She has grocery store and is requesting this loan to buy stock merchandise like beverages, dairy products, vegetables, meats, baked gods and bulk items for it to continue selling and giving her customers what they ask for. She is grateful for this opportunity that will allow her to continue growing in her enterprise.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Unidas está en su 4 ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas están ayudándose para poder salir adelante e ir creciendo en los emprendimientos que cada una tiene. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para conocer la situación de cada una, donde 4 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza.
Una de ellas, la Sra. Dorila se encuentra en el nivel uno, es decir, con ingresos muy bajos, pero de igual manera, ella se esfuerza por poder seguir creciendo y por medio de ese esfuerzo mejorar su condición económica. Ella tiene una despensa, y solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos para su negocio, como ser bebidas, lácteos, verduras, carne, panificados y productos a granel para seguir con sus ventas y dar a sus clientes lo que piden. Agradece por esta oportunidad que le permitirá seguir creciendo en su emprendimiento.

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
  • 4,172.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013