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Emprendedoras Unidas Group
In this Group: Mirtha, Gladys, Martha, Isabel, Daisy, María Elena, Mirtha, Heriberta, Aida, Panfila*, Rosana , Ines, Patrocinia, Lourdes, Liliana
* not pictured
In the Maria Auxiliadora neighborhood of the city of Carapeguá, three blocks from Fundación Paraguaya's Carapeguá office, a group of low-resource women found out about the Enterprising Women Committee and decided to get together to find out more about the program. These women are very active. Most of them are vendors, and they sell the goods listed below. They are looking for a little more support, in the form of credit, to increase their families' incomes and improve their quality of life. The women work in the following areas:

Mirtha Graciela C., Haberdashery
Gladys Z., Street vendor
Marta C., Clothing sales
Isabel V., Herbal remedies
Daisy V., Avon products
Heriberta Britez, Service worker
Ma-Elena González , Service worker
Mirta M., Street vendor
Aida Báez, Weaver
Pánfila C., Vegetable sales
Rosana P., Food sales
Inés F., Cheese pastry sales
Liliana Z. , Street vendor
Patrocinia E., Service worker
Lourdes M., Maid

The women need these loans to invest in their respective businesses in order to attain sustainable growth, both on a group level and a personal level.

Pánfila C. was unable to attend the meeting at which the group's picture was taken.
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En la Ciudad de Carapeguá en el Barrio María Auxiliadora distante a 3km de la oficina de Carapeguá uñas señoras de escasos recursos se enteraron del programa Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras y decidieron reunirse para recibir una información sobre el mencionado programa.
Estas Señoras son activas la mayoría de ellas se dedica a la venta de los ya mencionados mas arriba .Ellas buscando un poco mas de apoyo para fomentar a través del crédito sus ingresos familiares y mejorar su calidad de vida .
Los distintos tipos de actividades que desarrollan son:
Mirtha Graciela C. Mercería
Gladys Z. Vendedora ambulante
Marta C. Venta de ropas
Isabel V. Venta de remedios yuyos
Daisy V. Venta de productos Avon
Heriberta Britez Empleada de servicio
Ma-Elena González Empleada de servicio
Mirta M. Vendedora ambulante
Aida Báez Tejedora
Pánfila C. Venta de verduras
Rosana P. Venta de Comidas
Inés F. Venta de chipas
Liliana Z. Vendedora ambulante
Patrocinia E. Empleada de servicio
Lourdes M. Empleada

Necesitan de esta operación crediticia para invertir en sus respectivos trabajos y así poder lograr un crecimiento sostenible que les haga crecer como grupo y en forma individual.
No pudo asistir para la foto Pánfila C.

Additional Information

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
  • 31
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $37,305,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,939.6
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Emprendedoras Unidas Group's $1,575 loan helped a member buy thread, dustcloths, clothing, flour, pasta, vegetables, fruits and herbal remedies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2008
Dec 31, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009