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Mentes Positivas Group
In this Group: Tomasa, Nilda, Maria, Maria, Myrta, Angelica, Patricia, Maria, Eustaquia, Rumilda, Liz, Raquel, Waldina, Florinda
“Mentes Positivas” (Positive Minds) is in its first cycle; they are very excited about being able to grow in each of their business ventures. They are taking the poverty elimination survey and two of them are of very low income.

Tomasa is group president. She’s a very hardworking woman who strives and works to improve her and her family’s lives. She works selling shoes and says that she’s doing better every day since she always has a good variety and that pleases her customers.

She requests this loan to buy all types of shoes so that she will be able to continue improving her income.
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Mentes positivas está en su primer ciclo, están muy entusiasmadas para poder crecer en el emprendimiento que cada una hace. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, y dos de ellas están con ingresos muy escasos.
Tomasa es la presidenta de este grupo, ella es una persona muy trabajadora que lucha y está trabajando para mejorar su vida y la de su familia. Ella se dedica a la venta de calzados y cuenta que cada día le va mejor, ya que siempre tiene muy buena variedad y eso es lo que gusta a sus clientes.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de calzados de todo tipo, ya que de esa forma podrá seguir mejorando sus 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
  • 70
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,086,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,465.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mentes Positivas Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014