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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Sonia, Candelaria, Noelía, Elba, Mercedes, Gladys, Celina, Leonarda, María, Fátima, Fanny, Norma, Lorenza, Perla, Nilda, Tomasa*
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Mujeres Unidas is a group from the city of Encarnación that has had 15 loans so far. They are currently participating in a survey focused on eliminating poverty, which will allow them to get to know the unique situation of each member.

One member, Candelaria, has a kiosk in her home where she sells different types of supplies. With her kiosk, she is fighting to be able to provide her family with everything that they need. Candelaria is a determined person who wants to get out of poverty and expand her small business venture. She will use her loan to purchase food products for her business to stock it and continue to provide the things her customers need.
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Mujeres Unidas es un grupo de la ciudad de Encarnación, que hace 15 ciclos esta unido trabajando, en la actualidad están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de la pobreza, con el que pueden conocer la situación integral de cada una de ellas.
Una integrante es la Sra. Candelaria, ella tiene un kiosko en su casa con todo tipo de insumos y con lo cual está luchando para poder dar a su familia todo lo que necesitan. Candelaria es una persona muy luchadora, que quiere mejorar su situación de pobreza y crecer en su microemprendimiento y el crédito lo utilizará para la compra de comestibles para su negocio y así poder surtirlo y seguir dando a sus clientes lo que buscan.

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
  • 56
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,445.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $4,825 loan helped a member to buy food products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014