Blasida is 22 and is married to Cirilo, 20, who works as a horticulturist. Mrs. Blasida started working at a young age as a merchant.
She mentions that she started with a very small business but with time, effort and family help, she now has a very well stocked despensa (convenience store) where customers can find all kinds of basic home products for everyday needs.
Thanks to her work and dedication, she has been able to provide basic necessities and comforts for her parents and siblings, who do farm work in the fields.
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.