A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, plastic containers and disposable cups.

Mujeres Progresistas Group's story

'Mujeres Progresistas' (Progressive Women) is the name of a group of women which was formed in J. A. Saldivar on July 20th 2009 thanks to Mrs Basilisa A. who had already participated in the “Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras” (Enterprising Women Communal Bank) and knew how it worked. She contacted the Fundación Paraguaya advisor and started working with the organization again. Basilisa managed to bring together 15 women and they are all working happily on their third loan cycle in the program. One of the members is Pabla who owns a fruit and vegetable store in which she sells different fruits, as well as salads, juices, desserts, etc.

Pabla provides good service and hygiene which means that her fruit and vegetable store is very popular with the locals. It also means that she has a number of steady customers.

Pabla would like to increase her income, acquiring a wider range of seasonal fruits and vegetables in order to obtain better profits.

In this group: Pabla, Clara, Dahiana, María Benita, Ana, Sandra, Fermina, María Elizabeth, Nancy, Felicita, María Angela, Meliss, María Evergista, Gloria, Basilisa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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