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Niño Jesus Group
In this Group: Maria, Nimia, Lidia, Marina, Miguelina, Mary, Estela, Aurelia*, Pastora, Jorgelina, Maria, Mirna, Graciela, Tania*, Sully
* not pictured
“Niño Jesus es de Ciudad del este” is in its first cycle in the committee for women program, where all the members are putting forth a major effort to get ahead. They are also part of the elimination of poverty program, where they work to improve their incomes.

Estela is one of the members and she sells food that she cooks herself, and sells it on foot. She is a very hardworking person who is getting ahead and growing slowly.

Her dream is to be able to continue growing, so she is working hard. She is asking for this loan to buy supplies so she can continue cooking. [The members] are all grateful for the opportunity they are getting to continue growing.
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Niño Jesus es de Ciudad del este, esta en su primer ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas están poniendo su mayor esfuerzo para poder salir adelante. También forman parte del programa de eliminación de la pobreza, donde quieren poder trabajar para mejorar sus ingresos.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Estela, quien se dedica a la venta de comidas, que ella misma hace, y que sale a vender de forma ambulante. Es una persona muy trabajadora que son gran esfuerzo está saliendo adelante y creciendo lentamente.
Su sueño es poder seguir creciendo y es por eso que se está esforzando. Pide de este préstamo para la compra de insumos para poder seguir haciendo sus alimentos. Agradecen todas por la oportunidad que están recibiendo de poder seguir creciendo.

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
  • 63
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,545.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Niño Jesus Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014