A loan of $1,650 helped a member supplies.

Mujeres Alegres Group's story

The women of this group are from the “Costa Alegre de la compañía cabañas” neighborhood of the city of Caacupé. They are hardworking and united ladies, each working different activities as part of the group. In this way they are able to get ahead on their payments and pay off large loans in a short time.

The ladies are very grateful to Fundación Paraguaya, because, thanks to this institution, they are able get their loans easily. It also provides them with constant learning, for them and their children, through the “Aflatoun” program. This way they are able to enrich their knowledge and help them maintain their households. The members have completed their 14th loan cycle and have been in the program for approximately four years.

One of the members is Florentina R., who is a seamstress and makes ladies’ and men’s clothing. She’s been doing this for a good amount of time and has lots of customers who patronize her, because they like her work. She’s able to help her family through this business; and through the group she can better her skills, improve her work, and at the same time better manage her resources through her account.

She is asking for this loan in order to buy fabrics, thread, fasteners, buttons, and other accessories that she uses for her creations.

In this group: Florentina, Bernardina, Claudia, Leonida, Fatima, Rocio, Rasaria, Celia, Myrian, Bernarda, Felipa, Dolly, Ana, Maria, Magdalena, Liz*, Graciela*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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