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Mujeres En Accion Group
In this Group: Candida, Maria, Zoraida, Zulma, Magnelli, Elisa, Modesta, Primitiva, Sonia, Perla, Ester, Fermina, Claudelina, Liz*, Tania*, Yanina*
* not pictured
The Mujeres en Accion group is part of a program seeking to eliminate proverty. The women each determine their own situation and learn how to help themselves.

One of the members is Sra. Maria who earns her living selling charcoal. Through this work she is able to help her family and provide them with what they need to get ahead. Her work is going well as sales of charcoal are increasing due to the low price of charcoal.

Maria is seeking a loan to buy more charcoal so she can continue with this work, invest in her business, and carry on supporting her family.
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El grupo llamado Mujeres en Accion está haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, para poder conocer en qué situación esta cada una de ellas y conforme a eso poder ayudarlas y orientarlas.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Maria, quien se dedica a la venta de Carbón, y cuenta que gracias a su trabajo está ayudando a su familia y dando lo que necesitan para poder salir adelante. Le está yendo muy bien su emprendimiento, ya que la venta de carbón esta cada vez mejor porque es más barata.
Solicita de este crédito para poder invertirlo en la compra de carbón, y de esa forma poder seguir con sus ventas e invertir en su negocio y seguir ayudando a su familia.

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
  • 59
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,947,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,433.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres En Accion Group's $3,725 loan helped a member buy charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014