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Feliz Group's story

In the city of Paraguarí, a group of women met in order to form a committee and take out a loan. They arranged a meeting to find out about the program, and accepted because it gave them the opportunity to increase their working capital and receive training sessions that would allow them to more fully develop themselves as people. They are very hard-working women, and this is a great opportunity for them, since they have never before received any kind of credit. The committee is called Felíz (“Happy”), and they are currently in their fifth loan cycle. The group is made up of 18 hard-working, sacrificing women who strive each day to afford a better quality of life to themselves and their families. All the group members are very active women, and have invested their loans in their respective activities. One of these women is Mrs. Antonia V., who sells fruits and vegetables in the Paraguarí market. She has a stand where she displays her fresh produce, which she buys from other group members. Some of the fruits she sells are oranges, bananas, pineapples and watermelon; some of the vegetables she sells are onions, tomatoes, carrots and hot peppers. Her sales are very good, and help her pay her household expenses. Antonia says, “A lot of things depend on my income, like food and my children’s clothing and education.” She is a single mother. She is very grateful for this loan, which she used to buy more fruits and vegetables to sell.

In this group: Isabel, Antonia, Ester, Fernanda, Blanca, Celestina, Carmen, Elsa Ruiz, Adela, Vilma, Eleonora, Liz, Persereranda, Eulogia, Alba, Francisca, María, María

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