A loan helped a member to invest in supplies for their businesses.

San Jose Group's story

The San José group, so named because its members are from the San José neighborhood, is located in Yaguarón, 15 kilometers from the city of Paraguarí. This group, which has committed itself to the rules of communal borrowing, is made up of 16 active and hardworking women. This is their eighth loan cycle and they have made great sacrifices to get ahead, each woman investing in her respective business. Thanks to this, they have considerably improved the quality of life of both themselves and their families.

Every member of the group works independently but in a very organized way so that their businesses to not compete with each other and everyone can benefit equally. For example, some some sell clothing, others food, etc.

Doña Felisa O. is a seamstress and works hard with her husband, who is a construction worker, to provide her 6 school-aged children the best education possible. She has a small shop in her home where she takes in work, creating all kinds of clothing, including dresses and pants, for men and women. Because she is known for her good work, she has a many customers who have ordered special dresses for the Christmas season. She is requesting a loan to purchase some supplies for her business.

The group's members are: Juana Sánchez (shop owner), Cecilia DelV. (charcoal sales), Rossana C. (grocery sales), Vidalina Ojeda (grocery sales), Elva V. (fruit and vegetable sales), Edith M. (housekeeper), Leonida T. (housekeeper), Olga Y. (pork sales), Amada G. (housekeeper), Salustiana Orué (shop owner), Ignacia DelV. (housekeeper), Rocio A. (grocery sales), Felisa O. (seamstress), Gladys C. (beverage sales), Alejandra León (fruit and vegetable sales), and Lilia C. (housekeeper).

In this group: Juana, Cecilia, Rossana, Vidalina, Elva, Edith, Leonidas, Olga, Amada, Salustiana, Ignacia, Rocio, Felisa, Gladys, Alejandra, Lilian

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.

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