A loan of $4,075 helped a member purchase polish, cuticle scissors, and other supplies that she needs for her job as a manicurist.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

In Ciudad del Este, 19 women meet to form the group Mujeres Unidas. All are heads of their families that fight for daily sustenance. They come together to fight for a common goal, to obtain greater profits for all the members. They are all known in their neighborhood for their excellent work.

Señora Amalia is a manicurist and through this profession she has been able get ahead, generating a higher income to support her household. She says that she has a group of established customers that always call her to do work for them. She also says that the weekends are when she has the most work because those are the days when people go to parties and events. She dreams that some day she will have her own shop.

She is requesting a loan to buy polish, cuticle scissors and other supplies that she needs to do her job. She is grateful to Fundación for the opportunity they are giving her.

In this group: Gloria, Florencia, Rocío, Gertrudis, Sebastiana, Mercedes, Ana, Verónica, Juana, Nancy, Virginia, Mirna, Amalia, María, Marina, Romi, Porfiria*, Blanca*, Deida*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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