A loan of $4,300 helped a member all the women use their loans to support their commercial activities to that they can get small profit margins to help pay for food, their children's education, health expenses, and to reinvest in their businesses.


Kuña Aty Group's story

All these women are a part of a social and economic development program called Committee of Enterprising Women. This program is supported by the Paraguayan Foundation and offers their members a range of training by committee cycle. It also offers them financial support so that they are able to use the operational capital to invest in their respective businesses.

Because of this the Kuna Aty Committee thanks the Paraguayan Foundation for the trust they put in people with a relatively humble status who are even now discriminated against in the world of opportunities.
Only two women work in different activities. The rest are.”chiperas” breadbakers.. This business requires a lot of strength, more so for women, since the production process generally begins between 3:30 and 4:00 am, by preparing the oven with wood. It is a brick oven (tatacua) in which they later put the shaped bread dough. The bread needs to be baked for several hours at a high temperature while adjusting the heat. Once finished they have the arduous task of selling all of the bread because that is the only way they are compensated for the hard work of being “chiperas” (breadbakers).

In this group: Mguela , Esmelda, María Cristina, Felicita , Meza , Claudia , Ygnacia Dorila , Eduvigis , Mariela , Epifania, Agustina , María Luisa , Hilaria*, Simeona*, Irma *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio



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