A loan of $1,525 helped a member purchase of ingredients for the preparation of food (meat, vegetables, flour, spices, eggs, etc), purchase of clothes, buy lingerie, buy ingredients for making cakes, buying fruit and vegetables, buying drinks, buying articles for making clothes, buying ingredients to make mass purchases of food for pigs, buy sweets, buy dry goods, etc.

Santa Maria Group's story

The Santa Marta Women's Committee was formed as of August 21, 2008, thanks to the current Finance Director Ms. Eulalia J.. Ms. J. contacted a consultant who had another group in the area, the Women Entrepreneurs Program Committee. Once advised about this other program, she managed to gather 15 women who are working jointly, comfortably and with solidarity in their 5th cycle of the program.

It's a great group thanks to the solid work already done and continued work with the program to this day.

They perform fundraising activities and help each other to reach the common goals of the group and Fundacion Paraguaya.

Encarnacion M., who is president of the group will invest the loan to buy sweets to sell.

Encarnacion is a street vendor, who works hard everyday on a route to schools, squares, sports fields to offer and sell her candies to earn a living.

In this group: Encarnacion, Eulalia , Marcia , Griselda, Grisel, Clemencia, Tomasa , Cristi, Maria Cristina, Angelica, Jorgelina, Arminda , Graciela , Claudia, Maria Ramona
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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