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Comité Las Maravillas Group
In this Group: Dionisia, Ciriaca, Heriberta, Felisa, Amparo, Mariana, Epifiana, Blasida, Andrea, Laura, Mirtha, Josefina, Perla, Elisa, Maria*, Lucia
* not pictured
The group Las Maravillas (the marvelous women) was formed on March 17, 2008. Thanks to Mrs. Dionisia B., who works selling tobacco and cigarettes, and is the current Director of the group, they learned how the Entrepreneurial Women’s Committee worked and later were able to form their group of 16 women who enjoy working with the Fundacion Paraguaya.

The group is starting their fourth loan with the program and the average amount that will be given to each member is 800,000 guaranis. The money will be used for different activities like buying and selling cigarettes, paper and school supplies, food items like rice, sugar, yerba tea, bread, dairy foods, etc., clothing, blankets, and other things.

All of the group members attend weekly meetings and work together to achieve the goals that they have in common.
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El comité de nombre Las Maravillas se conformó en fecha 17 de marzo de 2008, gracias a que la Sra. Dionisia B. quien se dedica a la venta de tabacos (cigarros)y actual Directora General, se contactó con la asesora para interiorizarse de como funciona el programa de Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, posteriormente logró conformar su grupo con unas 16 mujeres quienes se encuentran trabajando muy a gusto con la Fundación Paraguaya.

El grupo ya está activando el 4º ciclo del programa y el promedio de crédito retirado por cada integrante es de 800.000 Gs.,lo cual va destinado para diferentes actividades tales como venta de tabacos (cigarros), venta de artículos de librería, venta de mercaderías para la despensa (arroz ,azúcar, yerba, panificados, lácteos, etc.),venta de ropas y colchas, entre otros.

Todas las integrantes del comité asisten a las reuniones semanales y trabajan en forma conjunta para el logro de todos los objetivos que tienen en común.

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
  • 81
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,137,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5,110.0
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Comité Las Maravillas Group's $2,450 loan helped a member purchase tobacco, school supplies, food products, etc. for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009