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Nueva Union Group
In this Group: Maria, Felipa, Maria, Ilda, Emilia, Elisa, Emiliana, Romina, Sady, Yanina, Cintya, Luciana*, Marta*
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The group called “Nueva Unión” (New Union) is in cycle one in the committee program; they are learning to work together and carry out activities to boost their team spirit. They are taking the poverty elimination survey which they all see as a growth opportunity and a way to help their families.

Marta is part of this group. She has a fruit shop where she sells fruit and vegetables in general. What needs to be pointed out is the great desire she has to be able to gradually grow and improve her and her family’s life every day. She strives also to be able to give her customers what they ask for to grow that way.

Marta is requesting this loan to buy fruit and vegetables in general to better stock her fruit shop which will help her realize her business plan that will help her improve her income.
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El grupo llamado Nueva Unión está en su ciclo número 1 del programa de comité, ellas están aprendiendo a trabajar juntas, hacen actividades para fomentar su compañerismo. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde ellas ven esto como una oportunidad de crecimiento y para ayudar a su familia.
Marta es parte de este grupo. Ella tiene una Fruteria donde vende frutas y verduras en general. Lo que hay que destacar son las ganas que tiene ella de poder ir creciendo y mejorando su vida y la de su familia todos los días. Se esfuerza también por poder dar a sus clientes todo lo que piden y así ir creciendo.
La Sra. Marta Solicita de este crédito para la compra de frutas y verduras en general para surtir mas su frutería, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar 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
  • 32
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nueva Union Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to buy fruit and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014