Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Mujeres Para El Futuro Group
In this Group: Nilsa, Maria, Maria, Aurelia, Angelina, Liz, Rosalia, Gumercinda, Maria*, Sabina, Teresa, Raquel, Gladys, Raquel, Idilia*
* not pictured
The committee is comprised of 15 female workers from the town of San Francisco in the city of Caacupe. They are mainly dedicated to the making of Chipas, a local dish of the country. The group is actually in the their seventh cycle of the this program, with its beginning and organization mainly attributed to the work of Mrs. Teresa M., who initially was the coordinator of the group, and in her home organized the very first group meetings.

All are neighbors in this area, and one of the virtues of the committee is to carry on tradition by organizing committee programs. This is demonstrated by their routinely successful repayment rate of their loans. On top of that, they have been able to save thanks to the activities that they hold every weekend offering food, raffles, games, and more. All of the members receive a portion of 833,000 guarani (aprox $200usd), and they invest it into the activities previously mentioned. They all have specific activities that they develop in order to increase their profits, in addition to being homemakers. Among the things that they partake in doing is to be Chipas vendors, which is the most popular activity since 11 of the member partake in the sale of this very popular national dish. Two of them have small stores, and the last two sell clothing.

The committee’s objective in the month of August is to gather all of the children from the neighborhood together for Children’s Day and have a fair for them with games and entertainment.
View original language description ↓
El comité está compuesto por 15 señoras trabajadoras del barrio San Francisco de la ciudad de Caacupé, que en su mayoría se dedican a la elaboración y venta de chipas, actualmente el grupo ya está en su 7 ciclo del programa comité de mujeres y sus inicios y su conformación se debió a la gran colaboración que brindo la señora Teresa Martínez, quien inicialmente fue la coordinadora del grupo y en su domicilio se realizó las primeras reuniones del comité.

Todas son vecinas del barrio, y una de las virtudes de este comité el buen cumplimiento de las normas y reglamento del programa de comité de mujeres emprendoras, y esta demostrado por su buen cumplimiento en el pago de sus cuotas, además poseen un ahorro gracias a las actividades que realizan cada fin de semana como ser feria de comidas, rifas, torneos deportivos, entre otras actividades.

Todas las integrantes reciben un promedio de gs. 833.000 y lo invierten para la producción de sus productos descriptos más arriba. Todas tienen actividades que desarrollan para aumentar el ingreso de sus hogares, además de ser amas de casa. Entra esas actividades tenemos vendedoras de chipas que es la actividad más popular de este comité ya que 11 de las integrantes se dedican a la venta de esta comida típica muy consumida en nuestro país. Dos de ellas poseen despensas y las dos últimas se dedican a la venta de ropas.

El comité tiene como objetivo este mes de Agosto la de juntar a todos los niños de la cuadra y el día del niño ofrecerle una chocolatada, incluidos algunos juegos infantiles.

Additional Information

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
  • 44
    View loans »
    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $38,032,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,015.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Para El Futuro Group's $2,550 loan helped a member for the purchase of raw materials to make Chipas like, starch, cheese, and vegetable oil. Others will buy cloths like shorts, shirts, and socks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009