A loan of $7,275 helps a member to purchase starch, eggs, butter, salt and other products.


San Francisco Group's story

This communal bank is called "San Francisco." It is a group of selfless women who came together with the desire to improve their situations and thereby get their loved ones ahead. Each member has an enterprise through which she generates the means to help her loved ones.

One of the communal bank members is señora Benedigta. She earns her living making and selling "chipas," which is a typical Paraguayan food eaten all year round. Benedigta says that through her work she gets her loved ones ahead, and each day she looks for ways to keep doing just that. Even so, she says that her business has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which in turn affects her income and her ability to meet her obligations. Benedigta is a determined and enterprising person who has worked since she was young, and she is not afraid of challenges.

Benedigta is requesting this loan so she can purchase a variety of products used in making her "chipas." She will purchase starch, eggs, butter, salt and other items so she can keep her business going and build it up again.

Add: Only one person appears in the above photo, but this is a group loan. Taking a group photo wasn't possible due to avoiding gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Alba, Sonia, Blanca, Aida, Filina, Benedigta, Margarita, Fulgencia, Marina, Fulgencia, Teresa, Miguela, Ramona, Evelia, Mariela, Leonida, Dionisia, Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.