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Total loan: $3,375
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Las Maravillas Group


A loan of $3,375 helped a member purchase tobacco to make cigars.


Las Maravillas Group's story

Las Maravillas is the name of this committee, established on March 17, 2008 in the Compañía Jhugua Ñaro of the City of Itá, thanks to Ms. Dionisia B., the current general director, who sells tobacco (cigars) for a living. She got in touch with the consultant to obtain information on how the Committee of Enterprising Women program works. Subsequently, she was able to start her own group of 17 women who are working contentedly with Fundación Paraguaya.

All the committee members attend weekly meetings and work in solidarity in order to achieve their common goals.

This is a very active and united group of women who fulfill their duties excellently, demonstrating comradeship. There have been some beautiful friendships formed among the members of the committee.

All of these women are humble and hardworking, like Ms. Dionisia B., who makes and sells cigars in order to help her husband, who does not have a steady job because he is a day laborer. However, the whole family works together to try to get ahead as best as they possibly can. The following are the group members and their businesses: 1 Dionisia B. Tobacco sales 2 Ciriaca A. Tobacco sales 3 Heriberta A. Tobacco sales 4 Felisa Ávalos Tobacco sales 5 Amparo Fernández Book and notions shop 6 Mariana R. General store 7 Epifania A. Tobacco sales 8 Lucia Ávalos Tobacco sales 9 Andrea Ávalos Tobacco sales 10 Laura C. Clothing, bedspread, and CD sales 11 Mirtha B. Tobacco sales 12 Josefina R. Tobacco sales 13 Perla O. Tobacco sales 14 Elisa O. Tobacco sales 15 María A. Tobacco sales 16 Lidia A. Tobacco sales 17 María C. Tobacco sales

In this group: Dionisia , Ciriaca , Heriberta , Felisa , Amparo, Mariana , Epifania, Lucia, Andrea, Laura, Mirtha , Josefina, Perla , Elisa, Maria, Lidia, María
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 28, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 28, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya