Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.


The Poverty Stoplight Program of Fundacion Paraguaya, a nonprofit microfinance company that develops and implements practical and sustainable solutions to tackle poverty, is a program that enables women to self-assess their level of poverty in comparison to national standards and devise microfranchises or other self-owned businesses to overcome their situation of poverty. Our team shadowed loan officers for two weeks to understand the technicalities of the loan-lending process, read books in detail on processes monitoring and evaluation systems in social entrepreneurial organizations, and developed an improved version of the process monitoring currently in place for the Poverty Stoplight Program. Our suggestions and critiques are detailed in our project proposal.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies