A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy merchandise to stock her store.


Kuña Marangatu Group's story

This group is from Encarnación and was formed after one of the members got in touch with the foundation. The group is in its 19 loan cycle and has been operating with the foundation since 2006. It has 15 members, all ladies who work individually, but in an air of cooperation.

María Alicia is one of the members. She’s married and has six adult children. María Alicia runs a grocery and general store out of her home. It’s located in a very well-known and travelled zone. She wants to expand her business, which will allow her to have more items on display and, through her work, allow her to get ahead and provide a better future to her children.

She is asking for this loan so in order to buy food, drinks, vegetables, and other things to stock her business and be able to meet her customers’ needs.

In this group: Francisca, Ana, Eufemia, María, Mirna, Heber, Blanca, Karina, Catalina, Liliana, Mirian, Mariela, Alba, María, Marcela*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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