A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy seasonal clothing like jackets, pants, knits, t-shirts.


Fortaleza Group's story

Sra. Maria Estela J. makes a living selling underwear and silver jewlery in the area. She is the single mother of two children. She enthusiastically formed a committee of woman entrepreneurs in her neighborhood called Constitution of the city of Caaguazú. The group is made up of 17members who are hardworking señoras, independent, and in solidarity. They have one goal -- to get ahead.

She is applying for this loan to buy articles of clothing (jackets, boots, sweatshirts, and pants) so she can diversify her products and for the fall-winter season.

In this group: María Estela, María Estela, Marta B., Narcisa, Valvina, Teófila, Juana Silvina, Ilda, Norma , Antonia, Silvina, Cervellona, Elodia, Brígida, María, Mónica Silvana*, Leonora*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman



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