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
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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