A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy shirts and blouses made with ao poi [Paraguayan embroidery].


Jaiko Porave Rekavo Group's story

The Women's Committee known as Jaiko Porave Rekavo was formed on September 24, 2010. They are now in their second cycle, and are together and unified in the program.

Aside from the independent work that each one does, they also do activities together to raise money to create capital within the group. They also help each other out to meet their objectives, especially that of working to support their families economically.

One very moving story is that of Mrs. Petrona Benitez, who is a street vendor. She tells us that she asked for a loan to improve her business and administration; her quality of life and income. She says that through this business her family's economic situation improved substantially and that she now also receives a small pension for her husband who is a paraplegic, which helps cover the family's costs.

According to Petrona, the activities that she does with the Fundacion Paraguaya are very important since they allowed her to develop her work capacity and self-esteem.

In this group: Isidora , Analia , Isidora , Inocencia , Sixta , Nicanora , Venancia , Petrona , Acela , Martina , Maxima , Andrea , Maxima , Andrea , Saturnina , Jorgelina , Liliana , Virginia , Mirtha , Ramona , Rocio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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