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Total loan: $2,100
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María Celena Group

Paraguay
Luque, Paraguay / Retail

A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy clothing, ingredients for preparing food, such as eggs, baked goods, vegetables, etc. Merchandise for sale, such as fruits, vegetables, milk products, canned goods, yerba mate, oil, sugar, beverages, etc.


María Celena Group's story

The contact person for starting up this Committee was Señora Mirian M. who invited and organized her friends to participate in this program, Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (The Committee of Enterprising Women).

Señora Gullermina A. sells food and will invest the money in the purchase of ingredients for food preparation so she will be able to provide greater variety to her customers.

Señora Myrian M. also sells food and will invest the money in the purchase of ingredients for food preparation so she too will be able to provide greater variety to her customers.

Señora Exaltación M. sells fruits and vegetables and will use her funds to buy this merchandise and thus be able to offer better quality and variety to her customers.

Señora Rocio C. sells charcoal and will use her funds to buy this merchandise and thus be able to offer better quality and variety to her customers.

Señora Cerafina A. sells food and will use the money to buy ingredients for food preparation so she will be able to offer a variety and quality of meals to her customers.

Señora Luci M. sells clothing and will use her funds to buy this merchandise wholesale so she can offer a good quality and variety of clothing to her customers.

Señora Soledad G. sells fruits and vegetables and will use the money to buy this merchandise wholesale so she can provide quality and a variety of fruits and vegetables at good prices to her customers.

Señora Zunilda M. has a grocery store. She will use the funds to buy various merchandise (baked goods, milk products, corn meal, flour, sugar, beverages) so she can offer quality and a variety of merchandise to her customers.

Señora Ángela A. sells food and will use the money to buy ingredients for food preparation so she will be able to provide greater variety of meals to her customers and increase her income.

Señora Margarita Encina sells costume jewelry and will use the money to buy various items of jewelry (hair ties, eyebrow tweezers, bracelets, buckles) and in this way will be able to offer a good variety of merchandise to her customers.

Señora Cristina C. has a hair salon and will use the money to buy items for her work so she can provide better service to her customers.

Señora Angelina G. has a snack shop and will use the money to buy this kind of merchandise (beverages, milk products, baked goods) so she can provide a good variety of products and good service to her customers.

Señora Sonia Domínguez sells CD's and will use the money to buy her merchandise at wholesale so she can provide quality and a variety of CD's to her customers.

Señora María Santacruz sells lingerie and will use the money to buy this type of clothing so she can offer a good variety of garments to her customer.

Señora María A. sells beverage and will use the money to buy more inventory so she can obtain a better variety of products to offer her customers.

Señora Vilma Cáceres works as a seamstress and will use the money to buy items for her work so she can provide better service to her customers.

Señora Cristina López sells charcoal and will use the money to buy this merchandise so she will be able to meet the demands of her customers.

Señora María M. sells food and will use the money to buy ingredients for food preparation so she will have a better variety of meals to offer her clientele.

Señora Sandra I. is a cook and will use the money to buy items so she can have more efficiency and quality in her work.

Señora María Teresa A. sells peanut candy and will use the money to provide a good variety of sweets for her customers.

Señora Juana González sells charcoal and will use the money to buy items for her work so she can provide good service to her customers.

Señora Marlene T. is a seamstress and will use the money to buy items for her work so she can be efficient and provide good service to her customers.

Señora Patricia Vera sells fruits and vegetables and will use the money to buy this merchandise so she can have a good variety of produce to offer her customers.

Señora Justa Benítez sells charcoal and will use the money for inventory so she can provide quality merchandise to her customers.

In this group: Guillermina, Myrian, Exaltacion, Rocio*, Cerafina, Lucia, Soledad, Zunilda, Angela, Margarita*, Cristina, Angelina, Sonia, Maria, Maria, Vilma, Cristina, Sandra, Maria, Maria, Marlene, Juana
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: July 2, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: July 2, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya