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Total loan: $11,175

Artesana De Potrero Zona Group

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Caacupe, Cordillera, Paraguay / Clothing

Artesana De Potrero Zona Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to refinance her debt and to buy various items of clothing.

Artesana De Potrero Zona Group's story

This is the “Artesana de Potrero Zona “ loan group. It is made up of neighbours from the Caacupe area, who are looking for a way to improve their and their family’s quality of life. These borrowers are on their 25th loan cycle as part of the women’s committee programme.

One member is Karen. She makes a living selling clothing. She says that her modest work has allowed her to pay for household necessities and to find a way to offer her loved ones what she herself could not have. She is grateful for this loan that she is receiving because she can join the loan group, which will allow her to move forward.

Karen says that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, she has not been able to work as normal. This meant she could not earn a living to support her family or meet her obligations.

Karen is applying for this loan in order to refinance her debt and to inject capital to her business to buy various items of clothing, and continue with her sales.

Note: Even though this is a group loan, only one person appears in the photo. It was not possible to take a group photo as people cannot meet in groups owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.