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Rosa Mistica Group
In this Group: Graciela, Balbina, Jessica, Mariana, Marciana, Liduvina, Maximina, Maria, Noemi, Liz, Maria, Mirian, Ignacia, Liz, Nilda*, Dominga*, Blanca*
* not pictured
The Rosa Mistica group is in its second cycle in the Women's Program. They are doing a survey on the elimination of poverty; eight of them are under the poverty line, which means they have very low incomes.
Balbina is part of this group and tells us that she sells natural remedies. She is a very self-sacrificial woman who is very proud of what she does; it is a dignified, honest occupation, and she is able to help her family through it.
She is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of natural remedies, since this is her main product and she wants to have it in order to keep up her sales. She is grateful for this opportunity to grow and continue helping her family, and she is overcoming poverty.
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El grupo Rosa Mistica está en su 2° ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, en donde ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, y 8 se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir con ingresos muy escasos y bajos.
Balbina trabaja en este grupo, y comenta que se dedica a la venta de remedios naturales. Es una mujer muy sacrificada, que está muy orgullosa de lo que hace ya que es un trabajo digno y honesto y gracias a lo cual está ayudando a su familia.
Ella solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de remedios naturales ya que este es su principal insumo y quiere tenerlo para seguir con sus ventas. Esta agradecida por esta oportunidad que recibe de crecer y seguir ayudando a su familia, a la vez que se encuentra superando su pobreza.

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
  • $35,045,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rosa Mistica Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to buy natural medicine for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013