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Emprendedoras De Mangoty Group
In this Group: Liz, Isabel, Noelia, Nancy, Maria, Mirna, Eulalia, Angelica, Debelen, Nidia, Andrea, Norma, Luz, Lidia, Cynthia*, Lidia*, Liz*
* not pictured
'Emprendedoras de Mangoty', a group of enterprising women, is in its first cycle with the Committee of Women Entrepreneurs Program. They all work and help each other to get along. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, which shows two members are below the poverty line, striving to improve each day.

One of the members is Cynthia who struggles to get ahead by selling vegetables. She says that at the beginning she started with very little, but with her work and the support of her family it started to grow.

She is asking for this loan to be able to buy fresh vegetables to sell. This way she can continue striving to improve her living conditions and those of her family.
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Emprendedoras de Mangoty está en su primer ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde todas trabajan y se ayudan por salir adelante. Están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde dos integrantes se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, luchando por mejorar cada día.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Cynthia quien a través de la venta de verduras lucha por poder salir adelante. Comenta que al principio empezó con muy poco, pero que con su trabajo y el apoyo de su familia fue creciendo.
Pide este préstamo para poder comprar verduras frescas para la venta, y así seguir luchando por mejorar sus condiciones de vida y las de su familia.

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
  • 73
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,415.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Emprendedoras De Mangoty Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to buy fresh vegetables for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014