A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy a feed-weighing scale for her pig raising business.


Unidas De Saguazu Group's story

In the Saguazu zone in Yaguarón city, 23 km from the city of Paraguarí, there is a group of women who hope to improve their lives through the microfinance program offered by Fundación Paraguaya. The group meets in Saguazu, and all the members agree that the program is a unique opportunity for each of them.

The group is called Unidas de Saguazu ('United Women of Saguazu'), to represent the 17 remarkable women members who invest their loans in their businesses and come together in the spirit of mutual respect for one another. They are currently in their 8th loan cycle with an excellent credit history.

Emiliana needs a loan to buy feed for her pigs. She raises the pigs and later sells them, using the sales profit to meet daily household expenses. She struggles every day to keep her family out of poverty through her hard work.

In this group: Gonzalina, Eloisa, Marta, Dominga, Guillermina, María, Rosalia, Nilda, Ana, Bernarda, Norma, Emiliana, Concepción, Emilce, Lidia, Miryan, Gloria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu



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