A loan of $3,025 helped a member cosmetic sales: lipstick, creams, shampoos, deodorants, colognes, etc.; Sale of merchandise: slippers, bracelets, earrings, barrettes, make up holders, powder, cotton, etc.


Mujeres Luchadoras Group's story

This group formed via Jorgelina L. de Valdez. She found out about the Fundacion Paraguaya and the program thanks to members of another group.

One of the members, Isidora E. de Garcia, is 46 and has eight children. She is a self-sacrificing woman. For eleven years she has been selling chipas, a typical corn-bread street snack in Paraguay, in the Lambare zone. She also travels to the neighborhoods and other places to sell her chipas.

She has been in the group for two years. She currently has a business in her house as well. She values and is thankful for this initiative by the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras. Because of this she can help her husband with the household expenses and the children’s school expenses.

She says you just have to set your mind to it and persevere to meet your objective. She has always dreamed of having her own business in her house, and now her dream has become a reality.

The other members are:

Jorgelina Lopezde Valgez. Clothing sales
Maria N. R. de Vargas. Small Fast Food Stand
Isidora E. de Garcia. Sells chipas
Juliana A. M. Small Fast Food Stand
Liliana Beatriz A.. Sells candy and recycling
Maria Vicenta V.. Sells drinks
Martina M.. Manicurist
Carolina S.A.. Clothing sales
Juana F.C. . Recycling
Maria N.F.. Sells drinks
Maria A.Gamez. Sells nutrional products
Natividad V.. Sells cosmetics
Rosalia I.M. L. Sells hamburgers
Van E.B. M. Sells ice cream
Renira R.B. M. Sells cosmetics
Mirian B. O. V. Clothing sales
Ramona G. M. S. Sells drinks
Maura M. Ferreira M. Sells meals
Diana B.G. E. Small Fast Food Stand
Anacleta A. Small grocery store

In this group: Jorgelina , Maria N., Isidora, Juliana , Liliana Beatriz, Maria Vicenta, Martina, Carolina S. , Juana F. , Maria N., Maria A. , Natividad, Rosalia I. , Vanni E. , Renira R. , Mirian B., Ramona G. , Maura M. , Diana B. , Anacleta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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