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Ikatu Group
In this Group: Maria, Fatima, Cyntia, Celia, Olinda, Pabla, Anita, Gertrudis, Gerarda, Veronica, Paola, Maria, Marcia, Romina, Nilda*, Laura*
* not pictured
“Ikatu” (a Guaraní term that means “it can be done”) is in cycle #9 in the women’s committee program. The members joined together aiming at being able to help their families and to give them everything they themselves were unable to have. They are taking the poverty elimination survey to get to know each of their situations.

One of the members is Pabla who works making crafts. She’s a very talented person and her customers are always very satisfied with the work she does for them. Her family gets income needed to continue growing by means of the crafts she makes. She wants to continue working and investing in her crafts to continue helping her family this way.

She’s asking for this loan to buy thread, paint, brushes and others to continue with her work, to improve her income and to continue working.
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Ikatu (nombre en guaraní que quiere decir se puede) está en su ciclo número 9 del programa de comité de mujeres, donde las integrantes se unieron con el objetivo de poder ayudar a sus familias y darles todo lo que ellas no pudieron tener. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer la situación de cada una.
Una de las integrantes es Pabla, quien se dedica a hacer artesanías, ella es una persona muy talentosa, y sus clientes siempre quedan muy conformes con el trabajo que ella les hace. Por medio de las artesanías que hace su familia esta recibiendo los ingresos que necesitan para poder seguir creciendo. Quiere seguir trabajando e invirtiendo en sus artesanías, y de esa forma seguir ayudando a su familia.
Solicita de este crédito para poder comprar hilos, pinturas, pinceles y demás y así seguir con su trabajo, mejorar sus ingresos y seguir trabajando.

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
  • 83
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,425.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ikatu Group's $5,725 loan helped a member to buy art supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014