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Total loan: $5,375

Pytyvo Rekavo Group

Asunción, , Paraguay / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy more clothing merchandise to resell.

Pytyvo Rekavo Group's story

As a single mother, Ana knew she had to find a way to provide for her five children financially. Five years ago, her friend Rosalina explained that she could start her own business by traveling to other countries to buy lightly used clothing and resell it in Paraguay for a reasonable profit. Ana liked the idea, tried it out, and has been selling used clothes in her community ever since. Four years ago, she learned how to decorate sandals and has added the products she creates to the list of merchandise she sells. With this loan, Ana will purchase more clothing merchandise and materials to decorate sandals. During her time with Diacnoia, she has learned that women can also be entrepreneurs and that they are capable of being more that just housewives.

Others in Ana's group have businesses that sell jewelry, footwear, and cosmetics.