A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy medicinal herbs wholesale for processing and packaging, as well as plastic containers, oilcloth, packing tape, and paper for labels.

San José Obrero Group's story

The San José Obrero Committee was initiated on December 1, 2008, thanks to its current Director General, María Justa F., who approached the adviser at a loan renewal meeting in her area to find out how the Women's Committee worked. Now on their sixth loan cycle, the members are very happy with the Program. They all work together, providing mutual support to achieve the goals they share.

Mrs. F. earns her living selling natural remedies. It's worth noting that natural medicines are in broad use among all Paraguayan families, for infusions taken in the morning and to treat many ailments, so they make for a profitable business. Mrs. F. earns a nice profit and would like to buy remedies in quantity in order to process and package them, which is why she is seeking a loan.

In this group: María, Máxima, Dionicia, Cipriana, Liliana, María, María, Teresa , Edith, Zunilda, Balbina, María, Lucia, Lorena, Blanca, Laura, Ursulina, Sandra, Marciana, Ariana, Graciela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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