A loan of $4,375 helped a member buy meat, vegetables, condiments, sugar, sweets for fillings, and other things.


Felíz Group's story

Some women got together in the city of Paraguarí, Bº San José. They wanted to form a communal bank in order to access a loan. They coordinated the meeting to learn more about the program. They decided to become a communal bank because it was an opportunity to increase their working capital, receive training, and to grow as a person. They are very hard-workers who have never before had any type of help from a loan. All of the members are very active women. They invested their loans in their respective activities. Isabel is currently a domestic employee. She wants to get into a business with which she is able to get income and stay in her house. Her idea is to make food and sell it to her neighbors. She will make sweets, pastries, empanadas, and other food. She is requesting the loan to buy ingredients like meat, vegetables, sweets for fillings, and condiments, to start her activity.

In this group: Isabel, Antonia, Ester, Fernanda, Blanca, Celestina, Cármen , Elsa, María Adela, Vilma, Eleonora , Liz, Perseranda, Eulogia, Alba, Francisca*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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