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Total loan: $2,600
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Las Mercedes Group

Paraguay
Luque, Paraguay / Retail

A loan of $2,600 helped a member purchase of fruits and vegetables, dough for turnovers, meats, condiments, breads, napkins, clay, paints, sweets, organ meats and others.


Las Mercedes Group's story

The committee named Women of Las Mercedes from the neighborhood of Las Mercedes in the city of Aregua was formed as one of the members turned to the Foundation, learned of the program and decided to form a group in her neighborhood. Currently the group is in the third cycle of the program Committee of Enterprising Women of the Paraguay Foundation and it is made up of 18 members who invest in various activities.

Mrs. Graciela S. has a general store and invested the money in the purchase of merchandise at wholesale in order to grow her business.

Mrs. Amalia B. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Maria Mercedes R. also works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Maria Nieves S. has a general store and invested the money in the purchase of merchandise at wholesale in order to grow her business.

Mrs. Cristina R. sells sweets and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her products.

Mrs. Juana B. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Irma F. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Maria Ester M. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Petrona H. has a general store and invested the money in the purchase of merchandise at wholesale in order to grow her business.

Mrs. Gladys B. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Myrian I. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Rosalia A. sells sweets and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her products.

Mrs. Asuncion F. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Florentina G. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Eustacia B. sells edible organ meats and invested the money in the purchase of them at wholesale.

Mrs. Ignacia P. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Josefina B. works in pottery and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of her pottery products.

Mrs. Cirila Chavezse sells food and invested the money in the purchase of materials for the making and selling of foodstuff.

In this group: Graciela , Amalia, Maria, Maria*, Cristina*, Juana, Irma, Maria, Petrona, Gladys, Myrian, Rosalia, Asuncion, Florentina, Eustacia, Ignacia, Josefina, Cirila
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 30, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 30, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya