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29 De Septiembre Group
In this Group: Irene, Celia, Nilda, Juana, Graciela, Ramona, Elodia, Zulmira, Mercedes, Vilma, Ramona, Myrian, Rosa, Marta, Gladis, María, Miguelina
The communal bank "29 de Setiembre" is in its 14th Women's Program loan cycle. They have taken the poverty elimination survey which determined that two members are below the poverty line, with very low incomes. Nevertheless, they are working hard to grow.

One of the members, Marta, sells clothing and shoes as a street vendor. She says that at first it was difficult to get into business but thanks to the training she received, she has improved considerably. She is a very hard worker who tries to improve every day to continue supporting her family and giving them what they need.

Marta is requesting a loan to buy clothing and shoes so she can continue with her sales activity and generate the income her family and business need in order to continue.
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29 de Setiembre está en su ciclo número 14 del programa de comité de mujeres, ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 2 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir, con ingresos muy bajos, pero pese a ello se están esforzando por poder crecer.
Una persona digna de destacar es Marta, quien vende ropas y calzados en forma ambulante. Cuenta que al principio le fue un poco difícil emprender, pero que hoy gracias a las capacitaciones que ha recibido mejoro bastante. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora, que día a día quiere ir mejorando para seguir ayudando a su familia con lo que necesitan.
Solicita de este crédito para la compra de calzados y prendas, ya que con ello podrá seguir con sus ventas, y generar los ingresos que su familia y su negocio necesita para seguir.

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
  • 15
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,138,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of 29 De Septiembre Group's $5,200 loan helped a member to buy clothing and shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013