Total loan: $3,725

Costa San Antonio Group

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Coronel Oviedo, Caaguazu, Paraguay / Food

Costa San Antonio Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy ingredients like starch, cheese, eggs, shortening, salt, and other products.

Costa San Antonio Group's story

The group called Costa San Antonio is in its thirty-seventh loan cycle in the women's bank program, in which they all help each other get ahead. They're doing the poverty-elimination survey to be able to help their families and overcome their poverty.

One of the members is Elena, who earns her living making and selling chipas, a traditional Paraguayan food that's eaten all year round. She's a hardworking person who fights tirelessly for her loved ones so she can give them everything she wasn't able to have and so they have everything they need.

She also said she's happy for this opportunity to be able to join the group, which will be a big help to her.

She's requesting this loan to buy ingredients for making her chipas, such as starch, cheese, eggs, shortening, salt, and other products so she can keep on working.

Note: Only one person appears in the photo, but this is a group loan. A group photo wasn't possible because of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.