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Kuña Pojoaju Group
In this Group: Lidia, Marciana, Nilda, Petrona, Juana, Maria, Mirna, Sinforiana, Elvira, Gricelda, Benicia, Yessica, Fany, Susy, Jorgina*, Eva*
* not pictured
The group called “Kuña Pojoaju” is in its sixth cycle in the women’s committee. They all are committed to working hard to help each other out so they can all get ahead. They are taking the poverty elimination survey which makes it possible for them to know the situation each one of them is in. Two of the sixteen women are below the poverty line.

One of the members is Elvira whose survey indicated a level one poverty, that is to say, very low income. She works in sales in that she has a small grocery store she works hard at to be able to support her family. She relates that her business is her only source of income and she tries to provide everything her family needs by means of it.

She requests this loan to buy vegetables, fruit, foodstuffs, bulk items and others to invest in her business and continue striving towards an improved economy.
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El grupo llamado Kuña Pojoaju 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 el cual les permite conocer la situación de cada una, donde 2 de las 16 señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Elvira, quien en su encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, es decir con ingresos muy bajos. Ella se dedica a las ventas, ya que tiene una pequeña despensa por medio de la cual quiere y se esfuerza por ayudar a su familia. Cuenta que su negocio es su única fuente de ingresos y que con ello trata de dar a su familia lo que necesitan.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de verduras, frutas, comestibles, productos a granel y demás para poder invertirlo en su negocio y seguir luchando por mejorar su economía.

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
  • 58
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,170.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuña Pojoaju Group's $4,400 loan helped a member to buy stock merchandise for the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013