A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy grocery staples (rice, sugar, herbs, dairy products, breads, sodas, etc.), to buy ingredients for foods, clothing, sewing notions, lingerie, fruits and vegetables, perfumes, cosmetics, yarn for crocheting, ingredients for cleaning products, earrings, rings, bracelets, necklace chains, clasps, etc.


Saldivar Poty Group's story

The Women’s Committee by the name of Saldivar Poty was formed on 22 March 2007. This is thanks to the fact that the current Director General, Maria Esther S., who makes and sells cleaning products, contacted the advisor in a weekly meeting that she was conducting in the neighborhood, so that she (Esther) could learn about the type of work the Enterprising Women’s Committee was doing. Once she was informed about the program, she was able to get together 15 women who are now working very well in their 8th loan cycle, in a mutually supportive manner.

During the loan cycles, the group has passed through some difficult times. The Director General’s daughter was very ill and admitted to the hospital. Another of the members was very ill and bedridden for a while. Because the group was very supportive, it accepted responsibility and responded without any trouble; it was able to pull through and continues to work in the program to this day.

The average loan size per member is 735.00 PYG, which will be used for different activities, such as: food sales, sewing notions sales, grocery sales (rice, sugar, noodles, dairy products, breads, herbs, etc.), clothing sales, lingerie sales, cosmetics sales, fruit and vegetable sales, cleaning products sales, crochet sales, etc.

All of the members work to raise funds and they help each other so that they can achieve the goals they all have in common as a group in the Fundación Paraguaya. They actively participate in weekly meetings and they are impeccably supportive of each other.

In this group: Maria Esther, Justina , Rosalina *, Gladys , Juana , Eustacia , Miryan , Francisca , Marlene , Ma. Mabelín , Dominga , Marcelina , Rosa , Evarista , Johana
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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