Mujeres Solidarias Group
One of the members is Teresa, who in the last survey was found to be in the first level of poverty, that is to say, scarce financial resources.
She reports that the work she does is sewing. Through her line of work she helps her family and provides them with everything they need. There's also the noteworthy work done by the loan officers, who provide training and checking follow-ups on a permanent basis. In one way or another, these follow-ups require and at the same time encourage the women to fight in order to overcome poverty.
Teresa requests this loan so she can purchase fabric, zippers for trousers, and thread of various colors. This will help her achieve her business plan, which will help her increase her profits.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Teresa quien en su última encuesta mostró un nivel de pobreza dentro del nivel uno, es decir con ingresos escasos. Entre el trabajo que ella hace cuenta que se dedica a la Costura, y que por medio de su trabajo está ayudando a su familia, dándoles todo lo que necesitan. También se debe destacar el trabajo de las asesoras, quienes hacen un seguimiento permanente de capacitaciones y verificaciones que de alguna manera exigen y al mismo tiempo incentivan a las mujeres a luchar para poder superar la pobreza.
La Sra Teresa solicita de este crédito para la compra de telas, cierres para pantalones, hilos de diferentes colores lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.
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 ParaguayaFundación 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.
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