A loan of $2,900 helped a member to purchase medicinal herbs.

La Familia Group's story

The women’s cooperative “La Familia”, of the Villa Salvador neighborhood in the city of Aregua, was formed thanks to an invitation from several of them to form a new group. Currently, the group finds itself in the ninth cycle in the Entrepreneurial Women’s Group Program of the Fundación Paraguaya. The group is comprised of 18 members who carry out a variety of activities.

Cristina R. is one of the members, and she dedicates herself to selling medicinal herbs. She invested the money into buying these products at wholesale, in order to increase her sales. In Paraguay, many people consume mate (hot water with medicinal herbs and yerba mate, drunk from a glass called a guampa, taken in the morning and sometimes at night).

This custom has been passed down for generations, and is practiced by adults. The people who drink this beverage on a daily basis are Cristina’s customers. Medicinal herbs sell very well, and help her generate income, allowing her to help her family.

In this group: Cristina, Celsa, Raquel, Leidy, Cecilia, Josefa, Nancy, Emiliana, Anselma, Hilda, Daniela, María, Ramona, Gloria, Karen, Heriberta, Liz*, Sandra*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish

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