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Peguaho Group
In this Group: Gumercinda, Zuni, Dora, Magdalena, Victoria, De Las Nieves, Petrona, Ramona, Carmen, Tomasa, Leopoldina, Elena, Roció, Bernarda, Graciela*, Julia*
* not pictured
The Peguaho group is in their 10th cycle with the women's committee program where they all work and help each other to succeed. They are participating in the poverty elimination survey. Sixteen women are at the green level, meaning they have good income but they need to continue working to maintain their income.

One of the group members is Gumercinda, who was at the yellow level of poverty during the last survey, meaning she has middling income. Through her effort, continued work, and application of important behaviors of successful women, she is improving her poverty situation. She works selling fresh and seasonal fruit. It is going very well since she is improving her sales. She is a hardworking person who fights to succeed.

She is requesting this loan to purchase fruit to sell such as bananas, apples, pears, pineapple, and others. She is grateful for the opportunity she is receiving.
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El grupo llamado Peguaho está en su ciclo número 10 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 16 mujeres se encuentran en el nivel verde, es decir con ingresos buenos, pero ellas deben de seguir trabajando y manteniendo esos ingresos.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Gumercinda, quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel amarillo, es decir con ingresos medios. A través del esfuerzo y el trabajo continuo y la aplicaciones de los comportamientos vitales de una mujer exitosa, ella se encuentra mejorando su situación de pobreza. Ella se dedica a la venta de frutas frescas y de estación, en lo cual le esta yendo muy bien, ya que están mejorando sus ventas. Es una persona muy trabajadora que lucha por salir adelante.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de frutas para la venta, como ser bananas, manzanas, peras, piña y demás. Agradece por esta gran oportunidad que recibe.

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
  • 52
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,495.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Peguaho Group's $5,850 loan helped a member to purchase fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014