A loan of $1,300 helped a member purchase of ingredients for food, linens, articles to make cleaning products, manioc, beverages, fabric, cosmetics, pillows, fruits and vegetables, garlic, dry goods, etc.

Mujeres Progresistas Group's story

The group of women known as Mujeres Progresistas was formed on July 20, 2009 thanks to the fact that the General Director, Mrs. Benigna A., who works selling linens and had participated in the Enterprising Women Group (Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras) program and knew how the program worked, contacted the advisor in order to go back to working with the Fundación Paraguaya. She was able to bring 21 women together that are now comfortably working together as a supportive team during the first cycle of the program that is now beginning.
The average amount borrowed on credit of each member is 300Gs. which goes toward their endeavors such as the sale of beverages, garlic, cleaning products, clothing (notions), cassava, fabrics, pillows, fruits and vegetables, food, etc.

All these women work toward paying back the money through their sales, working together to reach the common objectives that all the women of the Fundación Paraguaya share.

They all actively participate in weekly meetings and have formed an impeccable collective effort.

In this group: Benigna, Basilisa, Clara, Pabla, Maria Benita, Susana, Eufrosia, Andrea, Maria Rosa, Beatriz, Irma, Melissa, Nancy , Sandra, Fermina, Perla, Felicita, Maria, Sofia, Virginia, Maria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica McBride

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