A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Mujeres En Progreso Group's story

For the formation of the committee, it was Señora Deolinda A.. Mrs. A. is married to Señor Bernardo M., and is the mother of four children. She works selling cosmetics and she lives in the City of Presidenta Franco. She likes the Program of the Committee, and the Mujeres Emprendedoras (“Hardworking Women”) of the Funcacion Paraguaya. She talked with her neighbors and friends in order to form the committee in her neighborhood. The committee called “Mujeres En Progreso,” (“Progressing Women”) is made up of 19 active and organized women from the whole neighborhood. They have different activities, like selling clothes, selling fruit and vegetables, and others. The women are taking out a loan of Gs 300.000 each. The loan will be used for the purchase of merchandise to sell. The members are: Merarda Gladys G. – Making cleaning products Sonia G. – Clothing sales Liz Fabiola G. – Selling silver jewelry Olag Chamorro – Food pantry Deolinda A. – Cosmetics sales Petrona R. – Clothing sales Graciela S.- Hairdresser Andrea M. – Clothing sales Dionisia I. – Empanadas sales Edith B. – Underwear sales Mirna D. – Costume jewelry sales Angelica E. – Lottery sales Aurora V. – Clothing sales Elva D. - Seamstress Dolly D. – Clothing sales Norma R. – Clothing sales Cipriana L. – Eggs and cheese sales Rosa C. – Cosmetics sales Celsa G. – Food sales

In this group: Merarda Gladys, Sonia, Liz Fabiola, Olag , Deolinda, Petrona*, Graciela, Andrea*, Dionisia, Edith , Mirna, Angelica, Aurora, Elva, Dolly , Norma, Cipriana, Rosa, Celsa*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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