A loan of $3,650 helped a member buying products to increase their sales.


Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

This group is currently in the fourth round of loans with the Mujeres Emprendedoras (Entrepreneurial Women) Project and its members are very satisfied with this initiative from Kiva partner Fundación Paraguaya because they are low-income women for whom obtaining working capital is impossible. Thanks to the credit provided by the Fundación, each member could start, continue, and make better the activities they carry on.

For example, we can talk about Mrs. Hilda B., who is 46 years old and has a son attending college. Hilda works outsiD. her home, but on weekends, she prepares food to sell in front of her house. She is a strong woman who carries on multiple activities to help with the household's expenses.

Hilda has a small little house to which she would love to make additions to open a convenience store and start a catering business. She is grateful for the help she has received.

Each member has the following businesses:
Myriam A. R.. Selling shoes and bags
Maria del Carmen G.. Hair salon
Sabina Lopez Notario. Selling buttons, ribbons, and other notions
Lidia M. InsaurralD. N. Selling coal
Cinthia N. F. R.Selling clothes
Maria B.R.. Selling fruit
Claudia R.G..Selling food items
Noelia C. S.. Selling "empanadas" (turnovers)
Marta S. M. Selling clothes
Nilda I. D.. Selling silver items
Miryan E. Agüero. Selling clothes
Maura C. A.. Selling lottery tickets
Maria L. V.. Seamstress
Justina G. M.. Selling lingerie
Hilda J. B.. Selling make-up and cosmetics
Miryan T.. Selling food items
Karen M. M.. Selling make-up and cosmetics
Amelia C. G.. Selling food items

In this group: Myriam Alice , Maria Del Carmen , Sabina , Lidia , Cinthia, Maria , Claudia , Noelia , Marta , Nilda , Mirian , Maura , Maria , Justina , Hilda , Mirian , Karen , Amelia *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Violeta Rubiani



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