A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy rice, oil, noodles, canned goods, dairy products, baked goods, mate leaves, and cleaning products.

Ko'eju Group's story

The women in this group are from the Kennedy neighborhood in the city of Caacupé. These united women have already been in this program for about 6 to 7 years. They regularly pursue activities together. They not only save their money, but they also have a savings account, which they use as a guarantee against any unforeseen obstacles that arise. They are very thankful for Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva for this opportunity and for the constant training they receive. Thanks to the program, they learn to save, work in teams, and create sources of income that help their support their families since some of these women are heads of households.

Gloria is a very hard-working and active member of the group. She has been a businesswoman for many years, and she supplies necessary goods for her neighborhood. Mrs. Gloria has a very close family, and they help to support each other. In this way, her family goes forward in the best way possible. At this time, she is requesting a loan to buy merchandise for her business because sometimes her clients buy goods on credit. They repay her monthly or twice monthly. With this loan, she will buy rice, oil, noodles, canned goods, dairy products, baked goods, cured meat, mate leaves (used as a substitute for tea), and cleaning products.

In this group: Gloria, Mariela, María De Los Ángeles, Manuela, Elena, Leónida, Nélida, Rosalina, María Griselda, Lucía, Agueda , Carmen, Miguela*, Alicia*, María Mercedes*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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