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Total loan: $5,175

Mujeres Unidas Group

Encarnación, Itapúa Department, Paraguay / Retail

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A loan helped to buy an assortment of cosmetics to sell.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

Mujeres Unidas is the name of this group, which is in its twenty-first loan cycle. They are enterprising women who seek the way to improve themselves and offer better living conditions to their families. They are participating in the poverty elimination program, where they all set the goal to grow not just financially but also as persons.

Aurora is one of the members. She mentions that she is part of this group in order to get training and improve her business of cosmetics sales. She has an established customer base, as she always offering her clients all kinds of products at various prices. This is how she helps support her household and family.

She is requesting this loan to buy an assortment of cosmetics in order to offer her clients a good variety, as they are used to.

Note: The children in the photo belong to members of the group who are participating in this loan.