A loan of $4,375 helped a member purchase of cheese and starch.


Santa Lucia Group's story

The women in this group are from the neighborhood of San Francisco in the city of Caacupé.

They are hardworking women, many of them the heads of their families. They are very grateful to the Fundación Paraguaya because, thanks to the loan and the constant training that they receive from this institution, they have learned to save money and are able to grow their business. This helps them achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

The members have already finished their 16th cycle; they've been around for about 5 or 6 years.

The production and sale of chips is a common activity among many of the families in the Caacupé zone. Victoria makes and sells chips. This is an activity that she has practiced with her family since she was very young and it's currently the activity that maintains her family and husband, who also helps in the business.

She's requesting this loan to buy starch, grease, cheese, and other ingredients that she uses to make chips.

In this group: Victorina, Claudelina, Mariana, Lorenza, Sara, Yrma, Carolina, Teresita, Maria, Francisca, Rosa, Hilda, Elvira, Jorgelina, Pabla, Mirtha, Ursulina, Elizabeth*, Carolina*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Richardson



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