A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy merchandise like: flour, pasta, sugar, cleaning supplies, t-shirts, sweaters and others.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The Mujeres Unidas (United Women) committee is composed of women from different neighborhoods in the city of Ybycuí’s urban zone, Paraguarí department. It has 17 members among whom are women who have the following activities: food sales, fruit sales, pork sales, used and new clothing sales, sale of cheese; some sell lingerie. Among them are other women who want to start other activities because all of them are of scarce resources.

They are grateful to Fundación Paraguaya for the opportunity to undertake an activity in their home thus not neglecting their children’s education.

The committee showed their intention to work hard to get ahead. They have committed themselves to be mutually supportive and responsible in the face of whatever situation might present itself.

One of the members if Nicolasa who is a retailer; this is how she generates income to help her family meet household expenses.

She tends to her business daily as well as to her household chores. She stocks items that families use daily, cleaning supplies, fruits and vegetables. She also stocks clothes to sell.

She is asking for funds to invest in her business so that she can expand. She wants to buy flour, pasta, sugar, cleaning supplies, t-shirts, sweaters and others.

In this group: Nicolasa, Maria , Sandra, Beatriz, Escolastica, Maria, Mirian, Blasida, Ramona, Florencia, Ramona, Hilaria, Olga, Elvira
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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