A loan of $2,400 helped a member buying merchandise.

San Juan Group's story

This committee was formed by Teodosia V., who lives at kilometer 7 in the San Juan neighborhood of Ciudad del Este. She met with her neighbors and friends to form the committee in this area.

The committee is called “San Juan,“ and they are in their fifth loan cycle with 16 members. It is a group that stands out in the neighborhood for its members' unity, solidarity and responsibility toward each other.

One of them, María Graciela I., re-sells clothing. For this work, she goes out very early and meets with large-scale sellers, so that she can obtain price advantages and earn higher profits. Once she has the merchandise she needs, she goes to the places where the customers are and offers her products. The loan requested is to purchase various types of clothing, such as shirts, pants, and others.

In this group: María Graciela, Teodosia, Ninfa, Nelly, Liz, Elida, Alicia, Norma, Clauda, Miguela, Margarita, Flora, Nancy, Jorgelina, Alcira, Leónidas*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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