A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Santa Lucia Group's story

Santa Lucia is the name of the group of women formed in the city of Capiatá on the 27th of January, 2009, thanks to the current General Director, Nilda C., who works making and selling food. By contacting an Assessor through a weekly meeting that she has in the area. To begin the work of the Committee of Enterprising Women she managed to join 16 women who find themselves already in the second cycle of the program, working comfortably together in a supportive way.

The credit for each member is 475.000Gs, which is destined for different activities like the sale of food, haberdashery, general goods (rice, sugar, vermicelli, milk, bread, yerba, etc.), the sale of clothing, the sale of lingerie, the sale of ice creams, etc.

All of the women do these activities to collect funds, and they help each other mutually to achieve the common objectives that they all have within the group and with the Fundación Paraguaya.

In this group: Nilda, Lilia, Myrian, Gloria, Mirian, Rosa, María, Claudelina, Zoraida, Carolina, Evelyn, Ana, María, Eliodora, Rita, Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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