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Mujeres Virtuosas Group
In this Group: Ricarda, Ana, Paola, Irma, Vilam, Blanca, Dionicia, Eufemia, Maria, Adelina, Luisa, Rosa, Maria, Liz, Neida, Hermogena, Rafaela, Eunice, Maria, Gilda, Maria, Ubaldina
The Mujeres Virtuosas group is in their eighth cycle. According to the survey on the elimination of poverty, 15 women find themselves below the poverty line. Their earnings are very low and so they are striving with twice the effort.
Maria is one of the members. She has a business selling drinks. With this work and the trainings she has received, she is improving and moving forward. Everything that she learns, she applies to her business. She comments that she has the most customers during the weekends. She is requesting a loan in order to purchase beverages and stock her store with more wines, beers, soft drinks and other items. With this, she can continue investing in her business which is her only source of income.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Virtuosas está en su ciclo número 8º , según la encuesta de eliminación que ellas han hecho para saber su situación, 15 mujeres se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con ingresos muy bajos, y es por esa razón que se están esforzando el doble.
Maria, una de las miembros, tiene un negocio de venta de bebidas, cuenta que con este trabajo y sumada a las capacitaciones que recibe, está mejorando y saliendo adelante, y todo lo que aprende aplica a su negocio. Ella comenta que los fines de semana es cuando mas clientes tiene, es por eso que solicita de este crédito para poder comprar bebidas y surtir su negocio con mas vinos, cervezas, gaseosas y demás, y así seguir invirtiendo en su negocio, el cual es su única fuente de 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,172.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Virtuosas Group's $5,925 loan helped a member purchase wines, beers, soft drinks and other items in order to sell them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013