A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy seasonal fruits.

Kuña Katupyry Group's story

In Paraguarí, women meet with the goal of capitalizing their businesses and undertaking productive business ventures. The result has been very fruitful and interesting due to the benefits brought on by the program. The group goes by the name Kuña Katupyry and is currently in its 5th cycle. In the previous cycle, the group ran into problems because two of its members did not fulfill their loan payments. However, with much effort they all managed to recover. The group is made up of 15 enterprising women who do their best to increase their incomes and to provide the best for their respective families. All the women are hard workers and have invested their loans in their individual businesses.

Gladys is the president of the group. Every day she leaves her house at dawn in order to sell fruit to housewives before they decide to go to the store. She goes house to house and wants to own her own stand because everyone knows her for the high quality of her products. She needs the loan to buy more fruit to sell so she can increase her income and achieve her goals.

In this group: Gladys, Catalina, Celisa, Salustia, Felicia, Raimunda, Antonia, Luisa, Rosa, Gloria, Nancy, Mirtha, Ismelda*, Sara*, Ramona*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Sindewald

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