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Maria Auxiliadora Group
In this Group: Eusebia, Lorenza, Marcia, Rafaela, Ermelinda, Victoriana, Zulma, Juana, Mercedes, Katerim, Sara, Fatima, Luciana, Leonarda, Trifina, Venancia
The group Maria Auxiliadora is in their first cycle with the Women's Committee program. They are learning to work together, attending the trainings and giving all of themselves. They are part of the poverty elimination survey, assessing the situation of each individual.

Venancia is one of the women who, through her work and sacrifice, is growing and getting ahead and generating income to help her family. She sells charcoal, a business that is growing little by little, and she now has good customers.

She asks for this loan to invest in the purchase of charcoal to sell, since she wants to have a large enough quantity of her product on hand to offer to her customers.
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El grupo Maria Auxiliadora está en su ciclo número uno del programa de comité de mujeres, ellas están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas, asistiendo a las capacitaciones y poniendo todo de sí. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para conocer la situación de cada una de ellas.
Venancia es una de estas mujeres, quien a través de su trabajo y sacrificio esta creciendo y saliendo adelante y generando los ingresos para ir ayudando a su familia. Cuenta que se dedica a la venta de carbón, negocio en el que esta creciendo poco a poco, y ya tiene muy buena clientela.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de carbón para la venta, ya que quiere poder tener una buena cantidad de producto que ofrecer a sus clientes.

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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,951,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maria Auxiliadora Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013