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La Fortuna Group
In this Group: Valvina, Silvia, Ilda, Francisca, Ynosencia, Blanca, Maria, Carmelina, Rumilda, Bernarda, Eduarda, Silvia, Delia, Maria, Eusebia, Elida, Zunilda
This communal bank is called “La Fortuna.” It is a new group, whose members want to advance and improve their lives. The members participate in the “Poverty Stoplight” survey, which identifies the situation of each woman and how she can work and grow.

One of the members is Silvia, who showed an average level of income in her survey. By selling jewelry, she fights to get ahead and give her family everything that she could not have.

Silvia requests this loan to buy a variety of jewelry to sell. With the loan she can continue her work, striving to improve living conditions for herself and her family.
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Este grupo se llama la fortuna, es un grupo nuevo, que quiere salir adelante e ir mejorando sus vidas, también están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, por medio de la cual podrán conocer la situación de cada una, y conforme a ello podrán trabajar y crecer.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Silvia, quien en su encuesta mostró un nivel medio de ingresos, ella a través del trabajo en la venta de joyas, está luchando por salir adelante y dar a su familia todo lo que ella no pudo tener.
La Sra. Solicita de este préstamo para la compra de joyas variadas para la venta, con lo cual podrá seguir con su trabajo, luchando por mejorar sus condiciones de vida y la 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
  • 76
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,414.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Fortuna Group's $2,625 loan helped a member to buy a variety of jewelry to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015