Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
San Lorenzo Group
In this Group: Sarminia, Vicenta, Petronilda, Eulalia, Ramona, Natividad, Matilde, Maria, Maria, Lilian, Cynthia, Celsa, Pelagia, Silvia, Leonarda*
* not pictured
“San Lorenzo” is a group that is in its second loan cycle with the Women’s Committee Program. All of the members work and help one another get ahead. They have taken the poverty elimination survey and are working toward improvement.

Celsa is a member of this group. She says that she sells food that she prepares herself. Celsa has a good clientele that is increasing more and more each time. This enables her to help her family. She is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of meat, condiments, vegetables, ham, cheese, and other supplies in order that she can continue preparing her dishes. Celsa is pleased to have joined the committee, since it will be of great help in improving her life and her income.
View original language description ↓
San Lorenzo está en su ciclo número 2 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza y están trabajando para poder ir mejorando.
Celsa es miembro de este grupo, y comenta que se dedica a la venta de comidas que ella misma elabora. Tiene muy buena clientela y cada vez va mejorando más y mas, con lo cual puede ayudar a su familia.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de carne, condimentos, verduras, jamón, queso y demás insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus comidas. Está contenta por formar el comité, que le será de mucha ayuda para seguir mejorando su vida e 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,143,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,445.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Lorenzo Group's $2,875 loan helped a member to buy meat, condiments, vegetables, ham, cheese, 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