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15 De Mayo Group
In this Group: Luisa, Sara, Mirta, Silvia, Ruth, Migdonia, Nicelly, Sonia, Miryan, Zully, Apolonia, Gabriela, Marcela, Yeni, Nilda, Zofia, Alicia, Valentina, Maria, Celedonia*, Rosalia*
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This group is called "15 de Mayo" and is comprised of 23 hard-working members. Only 21 of them will participate in this loan which marks their fourth loan cycle in the women's program. All the members work and help each other to get ahead. They participate in the poverty elimination program and take the survey to help improve their economy.

One of the members is Mirta who sells empanada (meat pie), soup and all types of food. She is also a seamstress and works hard, especially now that she is a widow and must support the family with her sole income. Her dream is to have her own business location and give work to more pèople.

She is requesting a loan to buy food supplies such as meat, vegetables, seasonings, etc. so she can have a firm business plan and improve her income.
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El grupo llamado 15 de Mayo está integrado por 23 señoras muy trabajadoras, en este ciclo solo 21 de ellas retiran crédito, y las demás solo integran, empiezan el 4° ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante .Además forman parte del programa de eliminación de la pobreza, haciendo la encuesta de eliminación para poder mejorar su economía.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Mirta quien se dedica a la venta de empanada , sopa , y todo tipo de comida y también se dedica a la costura, es una persona que se esfuerza mucho y más aún ahora que es viuda y ella es el sustento de su familia, y la única que ayuda en la casa. Su sueño es poder tener un local propio y así poder tener una mayor comunidad de trabajo.
La Sra. Solicita este crédito para la compra de insumos para hacer sus alimentos, como ser carne, verduras, condimentos, etc,lo que le ayudará a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 56
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,911,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,434.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of 15 De Mayo Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, seasonings, etc. to make food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014