A loan of $2,450 helped a member buying products to increase their sales.

Ñamba'apo Oñondivepa Group's story

The group Ñamba'apo Oñondivepa ("Let's work together" in Guarani) was born a year ago after some women who already had experience working in a group, decided to start anew. The women come from the hamlet of Marquetalia, and are strict about following the rules of the group, thanks to which they have been able to pay all of their loans with an excellent record. On average, each member receives Gs. 635,924 (approx. U$D 140) which will buy supplies and products that each member will sell in their respective business.
The hamlet's families are very poor, but still they have continued to survive and fulfill the needs that every family has thanks to the effort of the women who will take on any job to support and feed their children.

There are many women in this community like Mercedes, who is a single mother of three children. She currently collects materials to recycle, but with a loan from Kiva partner Fundación Paraguaya, she was able to start a business selling "empanadas" (turnovers) at a street vending stand. Thanks to her stand, she no longer needs to make so many sacrifices and for that, she is thankful to the Fundación.

1) Limpia G. - Snack bar
2) Maria F. - Clothing sales
3) Norma M. - Beverage and food sales
4) Teofila Avalo - Fruit and vegetable sales
5) Beatriz D. - Fruit and vegetable sales
6) Mercedes I. - "Empanada" sales
7) Sixta A. - Beverage sales
8) Expedita B. - Food sales
9) Mirian R. - Children clothing sales
10) Dolores B. - Food sales
11) Norma A. - Food sales
12) Evangelista Z. - Charcoal sales
13) Adelina Cañete - Sweets and candy sales
14) Liz Ocampos - Clothing sales
15) Teodosia C. - Perfume sales
16) Juana V. - Clothing sales
17) Mercedes Z. - Clothing sales

In this group: Limpia, Maria, Norma, Teofila, Beatriz, Mercedez, Sixta, Expedita, Mirian, Dolores, Norma, Evangelista, Adelina, Liz, Teodosia, Juan, Mercedes*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Violeta Rubiani

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