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Bello Horizonte Group
In this Group: Constancia, Juana, Liz, Vanessa, Teresa, Zuni, Andresa, Rosalina, Maria, Eudelia, Cinthia, Justa, Angela, Liliana, Francisca, Nilda
The Bello Horizonte Group is participating in the poverty elimination survey and three of the 16 women are shown to be below the poverty level with low incomes. They are conscious of the fact and working hard to improve their families' lifestyle.

One of the members of the group is Constancia who is a seamstress. She is a humble person who works hard to grow and help her family. She says her goal is to have a large sewing workshop so she can continue to expand and employ other workers.

The loan she is requesting is to buy fabric and thread to fill orders and also grow and improve her income.
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El grupo llamado Bello Horizonte está haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde tres de las dieciséis señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir, con ingresos bajos, pero son conscientes que deben seguir esforzándose por mejorar su estilo de vida y el de su familia.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Constancia, quien se dedica a la costura, ella es una persona muy humilde, que se está esforzando por poder crecer y ayudar a su familia. Comenta que su sueño es poder tener un taller grande de costura, y de esa forma poder seguir creciendo y también poder dar trabajo a otras personas.
Pide este préstamo para poder invertirlo en la compra de telas e hilos, que le permitirá seguir cumpliendo con el pedido de sus clientes y también poder crecer y 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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,644.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bello Horizonte Group's $6,050 loan helped a member to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2013
Feb 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014