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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Daniela, Sonia, Estela, Eusebia, Blasia, Gloria, Fatima, Virginia, Hilda, Laura, Elsira, Mariela, Estelbina, Rosa, Lidia, Sintia, Andrea*, Ana*, Daisy*
* not pictured
The Mujeres Activas group is in its fifth loan cycle of the women's communal bank program, where all promised to work and to help each other to move forward. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, in which three of the 19 women find themselves below the poverty line. Each one of them will receive corresponding training to be able to improve their living conditions.

One of them is Sonia, who works selling clothes on the street. She says that because of the problems she faces daily, she is fighting and improving every day.

She is applying for this loan to be able to stock up with a good quantity of winter clothing, as it is getting colder and she wants to be able to give her loved ones everything so that they can have a decent life.
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El grupo Mujeres Activas está en su quinto 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 tres de las 19 señoras se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza, es decir que cada una ira recibiendo las capacitaciones correspondientes para poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida.
Una de ellas es la señora Sonia, quien se dedica a la venta de ropas de manera ambulante, comenta que pese a los problemas que surgen día a día, está luchando y mejorando cada día.
Pide este préstamo para poder surtirse con una buena cantidad de prendas de invierno, ya que se acerca el frio y quiere poder dar a sus seres queridos todo y que tengan una vida digna.

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
  • 61
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,907,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,432.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $5,675 loan helped a member to buy winter clothing articles to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2014