A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy shampoo, hair creams, oils and other products.

Tesapeara Group's story

Tesapeara is the name of this excellent group of women which was established on 14th of January 2009 thanks to the current Managing Director, Mrs Luz R., who has her own hairdressing salon.

Once she had received advice about how the program works, Luz managed to gather together 17 women who are now happily working on their 6th loan cycle as a united and supportive group within the program.

Luz works as a hairdresser which is a good business because she has regular customers who visit her weekly. She comments that the work pays well but that it is very sacrificing especially owing to the pains in her arms which she has after having worked so many years in her profession. Everything she has done has been with a great desire to help her family to get ahead in the best way possible.

She is requesting this loan to buy products which she uses in her hairdressing salon and also to cover some family expenses. All the women in this group carry out business activities to make money and help each other in order to achieve the common objectives which they all have within the group and with Fundación Paraguaya.

In this group: Luz, Lorena, Lourdes, María, Claudia, Dionicia, Nilda, Dina, Maria, Graciela, Clara, Fermina, Lorena, Manuela, Gladyz, Saturnina, Sonia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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