A loan of $2,500 helped a member buying clothes and school uniforms to sell.


San Antonio Poty Group's story

The committee San Antonio Poty was formed thanks to the the members' desire to get ahead in life. They approached one of the Paraguya Foundation's advisers when they found out about the program. The group includes 18 women, who are very satisfied with their work. The group is now in its fourth loan cycle and works as a whole and supportive team within the program.

All of the women work to make money. They help each other to achieve the common goals they share as a group and with the Paraguaya Foundation. This is a very active group and their supportive work is evident in each and every one of its members. Aside from being members of the same committee, all the women are very good friends.

One of the members is Lourdes Marciel. She sells clothes from her home and on the street. She has sacrificed a lot to help her family get ahead in life. She works a lot because her dream is that her children move forward with a good education and a better quality of life.

The requested loan is for buying general clothing as well school uniforms. Since the school year has already started and there is high demand for uniforms, Lourdes wants to take advantage of this timely opportunity.

In this group: Lourdes, Rita , Dominga, Liz, Ana, Myrian , María, María, Antonia, Rosa, Bernarda, Castorina, Myrian, Sofia, Lilian, Zoraida, Francisca, Casilda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lydia Brantley



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