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Mujeres Alegres Group
In this Group: Gricelda, Ignacia, Gestrudis, Josefa, Lilian, Shierley, Nidia, Noelia, Lucina, Cynthia, Tomasa, Fabiola, Ana, Maria, Elisa, Catalina*, Lucy*
* not pictured
The group called “Mujeres Alegres” (Cheerful Women) is in its fourth loan cycle with the Women’s Committee Program. All of the members work and help one another get ahead. They have taken a poverty elimination survey so that they can become familiar with each of their situations. This also helps them to become stable in their work.

One of the members is Sra. Fabiola, who sells food. She says that she is very good at what she does and is doing well as indicated by her good sales. Fabiola considers herself to be a hardworking woman who strives to improve and provide help to her family. Today she is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of supplies for preparing the dishes that she sells. These items include meat, vegetables, condiments, and other products.

Fabiola is grateful for the opportunity she has received since it will be of great help and allow her to continue investing in her business plans.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres Alegres está en su ciclo número 4º del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer la situación de cada una de las integrantes, y conforme a ello poder centrarse en el trabajo.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Fabiola, quien se dedica a la venta de comidas, y comenta que es muy buena en lo que hace y que le va bien, que tiene buena venta. Ella se considera una mujer trabajadora que lucha por mejorar y por ayudar a su familia. Hoy solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de insumos para pode seguir haciendo los alimentos que vende, como ser carne, verduras, condimentos y demás.
Fabiola agradece por la oportunidad que está recibiendo, que le será de mucha ayuda y podrá seguir invirtiendo en su plan de negocios.

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
  • 30
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,445.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Alegres Group's $4,525 loan helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, condiments, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014