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Santa Rosa De Lima Group
In this Group: Silvia, Ruths, Susana, Maria, Cristina, Lourdes, Clara, Juana, Virginia, Angela, Teodora, Reina, Sergia, Nelly*, Zuni*
* not pictured
The group Santa Rosa de Lima is in its fifth cycle as a communal bank, where everyone commits themselves to work and to help each other so that everyone can get ahead. They are completing a research study for the elimination of poverty. The research indicates that two of the women are in the “yellow” level, which is to say, with a mid-level income.

One of the participants is Virginia, who works selling shoes. Through her job she fights to be able to give her family what they need. She is a person who wants to train herself in order to improve her life and the lives of her family. She has worked from a young age and isn’t afraid to do so. She is thankful for this opportunity, which will be a great help to her.

She seeks this loan to be able to buy footwear, and thus to continue with her sales, just as she has been doing.
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Santa Rosa de Lima está en su Quinto ciclo del programa de comité, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde se demuestra que dos de las señoras se encuentran en el indicador amarillo, es decir con ingresos medios.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Virginia, quien se dedica a la venta de zapatos, y por medio de ese trabajo lucha por poder dar a su familia lo que necesitan. Ella es una persona que desea capacitarse para mejorar su vida y la de su familia. Desde joven ha trabajado y no teme a hacerlo. Agradece por esta oportunidad que recibe que le será de mucha ayuda.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de calzados, y así seguir con sus ventas como lo viene haciendo.

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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,449.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Rosa De Lima Group's $2,750 loan helped a member to buy shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014