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San Cayetano Group
In this Group: Maria, Ana, Getrudis, Reina, Margarita, Eusevia, Petrona, Eloisa, Maria, Porfiria, Marina, Aurelia, Susana, Florinda, Catalipta, Dehici, Danice, Gregoria, Edelira, Isabel*, Rosana*, Pablina*
* not pictured
San Cayetano is a large Communal Bank of women who got together to improve their lives and those of their families. The women are now taking the "Poverty Elimination Program" survey to determine each women's situation. Depending on the results of the survey, they will apply strategies to improve their lives.
Maria is one of the members of the Communal Bank. She sells sheets, pillowcases and bedspreads which she makes herself thanks to her sewing ability. She says that she has a good customer base because her products please her customers. Thanks to her job, Maria can help her family and give them all the things that she couldn't have.
Maria is asking for this loan in order to buy supplies such as fabric, thread, etc to fulfill her business plan. This will allow her to improve her income.
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San Cayetano es un grupo numeroso de mujeres que se unieron para ir mejorando sus vidas y las de su familia por medio del comité. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación para poder conocer la situación de cada una de ellas, y conforme a ello ir aplicando las estrategias e ir mejorando sus vidas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Maria, quien vende sábanas, colchas fundas, que ella misma confecciona gracias a la habilidad que tiene. Comenta que se ha hecho de muy buena clientela que sus confecciones siempre agradan a sus clientes. Y que gracias a este trabajo está pudiendo ayudar a su familia y darles todo lo que ella no pudo tener.
La Sra. Maria Solicita de este crédito para la compra de insumos como tela, hilos, etc. lo cual la ayudará 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
  • 66
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,479.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Cayetano Group's $4,925 loan helped a member to purchase fabric, thread and other sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014