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Jimena Vallejos

Poverty Stoplight Coordinator, Fundacion Paraguaya


I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and minor in Human Services at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and joined Fundación Paraguaya in 2012. As Poverty Stoplight Coordinator, my responsibilities include the management of relationships with 18 organizations abroad replicating this methodology; communications with Hewlett Packard for software development; supervise methodology implementation at 35 private enterprises, governments and churches in Paraguay; lead team in charge of developing tools and solution strategies to the different Poverty Stoplight indicators. This team trains FP loan officers who in the past 3 years have helped 24000 families overcome income poverty, and 3200 families overcome poverty as measured by the 50 indicators in the Poverty Stoplight.
In addition, I am Project Manager for “Inclusive Microfinance Opportunities” implemented with USAID’s support which seeks to make a business case for financial inclusion of people with disabilities in microfinance institutions, and at the same time improve the living conditions of the participating families through the Poverty Stoplight.
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