A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy flour, rice, noodles, oil, and other staple food items.


Virgen De La Candelaria Group's story

The Virgen de la Candelaria ["Virgin of Candelaria"] Women's Group was formed by members of the Virgen de la Mercedes ["Virgin of Mercedes"] Group who lived in the same neighborhood and wanted to form a solidarity group closer to their homes. The group is currently in its fourth loan cycle with the "Enterprising Women" program of Fundación Paraguaya Ms. Graciela T. sells items that are typically used in the home, especially for feeding a family. She already has a small store set up, from which she sells to her neighbors. She is very satisfied with her business, as it covers all of the nutritional expenses for her family, which is the most important thing to her. She is requesting this loan to buy noodles, rice, sugar, yerba mate [a bitter herbal tea], oil, and other items.

In this group: Graciela, Rossana, Ermelinda, Natalia, Cecilia, Victorina, María, Norma, Gloria, Adriana, Viviana, Gloria, Gladys, Natividad*, Ana*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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