A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy cheese and starch.


Las Emprendedoras Group's story

This excellent group of women from the city of Itá is called “Las Emprendedoras Santa Lucía” and they came together thanks to Juana who contacted an advisor during a weekly meeting she was conducting in the area to find out about the working methodology of the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Enterprising Women’s Committee). They are now in their 7th cycle. They all carry out fund raising activities and help each other to reach the common goals they all have within their group and with Fundación Paraguaya. The President, Irma, sells “chipás” throughout the streets in her city. It is a typical bread consumed everywhere in Paraguay. She learned how to make this product with help from her mother and she’s turned this skill into her source of income. Today, she’d like to increase her family’s income so is asking for a loan to buy more ingredients to make chipás.

In this group: Juana, Justina, Nilsa, Maria, Gladys, Antonia, Aurora, Alicia, Justina, Rosa, Blanca, Nancy, Altagracia, Liliana, Karina, Maria, Juana, Flora , Hilda, Maria*, Candida*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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