A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy jeans, t-shirts, skirts, shirts, tights, lingerie, sugar, flour, eggs, oil, noodles, sweets, meat, fruits, vegetables, milk, merchandise, and cheese.

Unidas Group's story

This group was formed in the Empalado Ari de Caaguazú neighborhood. Mrs. Catalina R. found out about the program through her neighbor who is the president of another group. Because there were many interested people in the area, they decided to participate in the Group of Enterprising Women program. They are 16 hard-working women, who want to continue progressing. With a lot of enthusiasm, they meet with the goal of forming a solidary group, in which they have joint responsibility for the loan and work as a team. They work independently in jobs such as selling clothes, shoes, food, tailoring, running stores, etc. They will receive loans of different amounts, like 1,000,000 gs, others for 800,000 gs, and others for 700,000 gs, 500,000 gs, and 300,000 gs. They will invest their loans to buy sugar, meat, flour, eggs, noodles, sweets, jeans, t-shirts, skirts, shirts, lingerie, cheese, and hens. They want personal progress with this loan offered by the Fundación Paraguaya.

In this group: Catalina, Claudelina*, Silvina, Adela*, Graciela, Fabi, Dora, Gladys, Adela*, Sulma, Maria Liz, Claudelina, Emilia, Clotilde, Barsilisa, Carmen
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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