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Por Siempre Group
In this Group: Crescencia, Irma, Florinda, Miriam, Analia, Marina, Limpia, Monica, Felipa, Edelina, Rossana, Elsa, Rosa, Elsa*, Lourdes*
* not pictured
The "Por Siempre" group is currently undergoing the poverty elimination survey in order to understand each member's personal circumstances. Thanks to their efforts, all the members are continuing to improve.

One member of the group is Elsa, who works tirelessly every day in her grocery store. Through her efforts, Elsa is improving her business and investing in it in order to progress. Today she is applying for a loan for this very reason - to invest in her business. She wants to buy supplies to sell such as consumable products, drinks, vegetables, bread products, and other items. Elsa is grateful for this support - it will be very useful for her.
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El grupo “Por Siempre” esta haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de la pobreza, como un medio de conocer la situación de cada una, gracias al esfuerzo que vienen haciendo cada vez van mejorando mas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Elsa quien tiene una despensa, en la que trabaja todos los días incansablemente. Ella por medio del esfuerzo que viene haciendo, está mejorando su negocio y va invirtiendo en él para mejorarlo. Hoy pide de este crédito justamente para poder invertirlo en su negocio, ya que quiere comprar insumos para poder venderlos, como ser comestibles, bebidas, verduras, panificados y demás. Agradece por esta ayuda que está recibiendo que le será muy útil.

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
  • 71
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,049,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,425.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Por Siempre Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy consumable products, drinks, vegetables, bread products, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014