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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Antonia, Antoliana, Katherina, Yenifer, Ramona, Candida, Martha, Graciela, Daniela, Juana, Wilma, Gladys, Librada, Maria, Luisa
This group is called "Mujeres Activas" (Active Women in English) as all of these women are very active and have come together in the hope of growing, of working and of helping their families. This is their sixteenth loan cycle as part of the women's committee programme and the members are also undergoing the poverty elimination survey in order to improve their living conditions.

One member of this group is Daniela. She saw that this group would be a huge opportunity and so decided to join. In becoming part of the group, Daniela hopes to work and improve not just her financial situation, but her life in general as well. Daniela makes a living as a dressmaker, a job that she carries out with great determination. She has good customers who always bring her orders.

Today Daniela is applying for a loan to buy material, threads, glue and other supplies. These items will help her in her business and Daniela will be able to continue working.
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El grupo lleva por nombre mujeres activas, ya que eso es lo que son estas mujeres, muy activas, que se unieron con gran esperanza de crecer, trabajar y ayudar a los suyos. El grupo está en su ciclo 16 del programa de comité de mujeres, y también están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza para poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida.
Una mujer que forma parte de este grupo es la Sra. Daniela, ella vio una gran oportunidad en su grupo, y es por eso que decidió unirse para poder trabajar y mejorar no solo su economía, sino su vida en general. Ella se dedica a la costura, que con gran empeño realiza, y cuenta que tiene buena clientela que siempre le lleva pedidos.
Hoy solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en telas, hilos, gomas y demás, que le será de mucha ayuda en su negocio y podrá seguir trabajando.

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
  • 69
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,045,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy materials, threads, glue and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013