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Santa Ysabel Group
In this Group: Mirtha, Norma, Isabelina, Teresa, Haidee, Tania, Maria, Romualda, Pascuala, Graciela, Lidia, Agripina, Estela*
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The “Santa Ysabel” communal bank is in their 1st cycle with the Woman's Committee program. All the members are committed to working hard and helping each other to get ahead. They are doing the Stoplight Poverty survey and 3 of the 13 women are below the poverty level, that is to say fighting for better living conditions.

Estela is part of the group. She has a hair salon where she works every day from early in the morning. She has gained a good clientele thanks to the good service she offers her clients so she is making headway. With the goal of improving her working conditions Estela has requested a loan to buy supplies for her salon such as dyes, shampoo, mouthwash, cream and other supplies. She is grateful for this opportunity that she is receiving so she can continue to grow.
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El grupo “Santa Ysabel” está en su 1º ciclo del programa de comité de Mujeres, donde todas se comprometieron a trabajar y a ayudarse entre todas para salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde 3 de los 13 Señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir, que están luchando por mejorar sus condiciones de vida.
Estela es parte de este grupo, ella tiene una peluquería en la que trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas del día. Se ha hecho de muy buena clientela gracias al buen servicio que ella brinda a sus clientes, y así se va abriendo camino.
Ella en vistas a ir mejorando sus condiciones de trabajo, pide este préstamo para poder comprar insumos para su peluquería, como ser tintes, shampoo, enjuagues, cremas y demás insumos. Agradece por la oportunidad que está 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
  • 81
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,420.3
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Ysabel Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to buy dyes, shampoo, mouth-wash, cream, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014