A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy meat, fruit, vegetables, grains, drinks, etc.

Luchadoras Group's story

This group of women called "Luchadores" was formed on Oct. 18, 2010 through the initiative of Liduvina, who had been a member of the first communal bank that had been formed in the Mbuyapey district and who had been participating in the program. Later, after a discussion with the treasurer about forming a new group, she managed to bring together 10 hardworking women to form a new communal bank. They are now in their 2nd loan cycle, and they are working together in the program with a lot of cooperation and solidarity.

In addition to the businesses that each one of them has, they also develop joint activities in order to raise funds with the objective of having sufficient capital within their group. They also help each other to reach their goals, especially with regard to supporting their families.

Justina is the president of this group, and she managed to start up a small store where she is increasing her inventories with her earnings and with the loans that she obtains. In addition, she also sells beef stew that her husband brings from Asuncion monthly. Justina wants to have this loan so that she can buy more products for her store, such as: bread, fruit, vegetables, grains, etc.

In this group: Justina , Cristina , Sinthia Raquel , Andreza Isabel , María Barbara , María Blanca , María Justa , Amada , Lucinda , Evangelista , Martha , Norma , Cristina *, Mirtha *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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