A loan helped a member to buy vegetables, meat, baked goods, fruit, and other products.


El Progreso Group's story

The group called “El Progreso” is from the city of Caaguazú. It is a very united and active group. The members always seeks the way to get ahead and to improve their and their families' quality of life. They are in their first cycle in the program of the women's committee. Also, they are included in the program for the elimination of poverty.

One of them is Zulma. She works making sales. She has a small general store where she works every day, starting early in the morning. She says that she began small and has been improving, thanks to her effort and daily fight.

She is a hardworking person, determined and very enterprising. She does not let herself be defeated and seeks the way to continue helping her family through her work.

She requests this loan to buy products for her store, such as vegetables, meat, baked goods, fruit, etc.

Note: Although there is only one person in the photo, this is a group loan. It was not possible to take a group photo, to avoid gathering people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Vilma, Isabel, Selva, Viviana, Claudelina, Zulma, Angela, Feliciana, Maria, Liz, Liliana, Elva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joann S.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by an industry leading poverty-elimination program.



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