A loan of $3,450 helped a member to purchase various merchandise such as: clothing, cosmetics, lottery cartons, fruits, vegetables, fabric, thread, food such as: meat, eggs, milk, sugar, oil, etc.

San Rafael Group's story

This group SAN RAFAEL is in their tenth loan cycle through the Fundación Paraguaya (Paraguay Foundation). They have 20 members who have different types of businesses, which allow them to contribute to the family income. These members, along with their businesses, are described as follows:

Nº First and Last Name Activity 1 Juliana V.. Fruit sales 2 Fermina A. C.. Notions sales 3 Petrona R. D.. Kiosk 4 Rosalinda S. . Hairdresser 5 Maria Z. D.. Dressmaker 6 Juana E. J.. Cleaning products sales 7 Alice R. M.. Clothing sales 8 Norma B. Q.. Lottery tickets sales 9 Juana C. V.. Clothing Sales 10 Lidia N. O.. Dressmaker 11 Gladys E. C.. Clothing sales 12 Catalina F. O.. Cook 13 Estela G. deG. Cleaning products sales 14 Blanca B.M.. Hairdresser 15 Irma B.C.. Cosmetics sales 16 Jorgelina M.. Avon products sales 17 Concepcion V.. Notions sales 18 Ines P. B.. Food sales 19 Delia A.M.. Lottery ticket sales. 20 Blanca L. D.. Food sales

For example: Sra Petrona R. D. has owned a small kiosk for seven years, with the help of her husband. She sells candy, juices, sodas, cold foods, etc. She joined the committee with the idea of expanding her small business. It is an old committee but they have many desires to improve themselves.

In this group: Jualiana, Fermina, Petrona, Rosalinda, Maria, Juana, Alice, Norma, Juana, Lidia*, Gladys, Catalina, Estela, Blanca, Irma, Jorgelina, Concepcion, Ines, Delia, Blanca
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy McGinty

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