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Mujeres Vicotriosas Group
In this Group: Maria, Maria, Claudia, Fermina, Sandra, Maria, Gabriela, Aurea, Blanca, Rosana, Liz, Luciana, Emilia, Beatriz, Flora, Pabla, Ana, Estelvina*, Norma*, Lisa*, Sonia*
* not pictured
The "Mujeres Victoriosas" group is on its 16th loan cycle as part of the women's committee programme, where everybody works and helps each other to get ahead. This is a large group and everybody is putting in the effort so that each member can get ahead. The members are undertaking the poverty elimination survey so that we can ascertain each member's circumstances.

One member of the group is Luciana who, with a lot of effort and thanks to her fish sales, is moving ahead in life. Luciana has always worked as she is aware that this is the only way she can grow and "be someone". Her biggest inspiration is her family and it is for them that she fights.

Luciana is applying for this loan in order to buy fish to sell. She can then continue to invest in her business.
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El grupo llamado MUJERES VICTORIOSAS está en su ciclo número DÉCIMO SEXTO del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante, es un grupo numeroso y que está poniendo mucho esfuerzo porque cada una salga adelante. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, con lo que sabrán la situación de cada una de ellas.
Una de estas mujeres es la Sra. Luciana, quien con mucho esfuerzo y gracias a la venta de pescado que hace está saliendo adelante. Ella desde siempre ha trabajado, ya que es consciente de que es la única forma de crecer y ser alguien en la vida, su principal inspiración es su familia y por ellos lucha.
Solicita de este crédito para invertirlo en la compra de pescado para poder venderlo, y de esa forma seguir invirtiendo en su plan de negocios.

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
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Vicotriosas Group's $5,950 loan helped a member to buy fish for selling on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013