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Mujeres Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Dominga, Maria, Elizabeth*, Blanca, Sara, Vidalina, Gloria, Candida, Juana, Diana, Clara, Leticia, Ana, Salvadora, Rosa, Lourdes
* not pictured
The Mujeres Trabajadoras or Working Women’s group is in the second cycle of the women’s committee program, in which they are completing the ‘poverty elimination’ questionnaire in order to improve living conditions for each participant by working together.

One of the members is Maria, who runs a retail business. She has a well-stocked small grocery store where she works from the early hours of the morning every day. Maria is working hard to augment her business and generate better income for her family.

She is requesting this loan to buy supplies for her store, such as vegetables, fruit, meat, sausages, and other products so she can continue her sales as she has in the past.
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El grupo Mujeres Trabajadoras está en su segundo ciclo del programa de comité de mujeres, donde ellas estan haciendo la encuesta de eliminacion de pobreza, para poder mejorar las condiciones de vida de cada una por medio del trabajo en conjunto.
Una de ellas es la señora Maria, quien se dedica al comercio, ella tiene una despensa bien surtida en la que trabaja todos los días desde muy tempranas horas, Maria esta luchando por poder crecer en su negocio y poder tener mejores ingresos para su familia.
Ella pide este prestamo para poder comprar insumos para su despensa, como ser verduras, frutas, carne, embutidos, y demás de productos a poder seguir con sus ventas como lo viene haciendo.

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
  • 75
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,049,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Trabajadoras Group's $3,200 loan helped a member to buy supplies such as vegetables, fruit, meat, sausages, and other products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2014
Aug 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015