A loan of $3,200 helped a member most of the women will use the money to buy the materials to make Chipas, a local Paraguayan bread delicacy, which in comprised of starch, cheese, flour and vegetable oil. Other women will purchase clothes to sell like shorts, blouses, and shirts, for men women, and children and meat to sell in their butcher shop.

Comité San Isidro Group's story

The committee is composed of 15 working women who as a whole are dedicated to the making and selling of Chipas, a local Paraguayan snack. Benita V. was essentially the founder of the group of women and it was in her home that they held the first meetings of the committee.

Of the fifteen women, thirteen are Chipa venders; one owns a meat shop, and the other sells clothes. They are all from the General Díaz neighborhood in the city of Caacupé. One of the great qualities of this committee is their interest in fulfilling the norms and regulations of the program of women entrepreneurs. This is demonstrated through their payment of their monthly loan installments. Also, every weekend they come together and sell their goods at a fair where there is food, raffles, and sports tournaments, among other activities.

The women have received some money to help increase their production and sales. The committee has the great objective of saving enough money together in order to buy play equipment for their children and the children of the community. Their only area for recreation was shut down and they hope to establish swings, slides and some other toys to give their children a place to go to play.

This bright, hardworking group of women entrepreneurs is asking for a loan together to help their businesses grow and flourish. They are mothers who are trying to keep their children in school and who only want to give them a better life. They have long term goals, and even hope to soon give back to the community by establishing a park for children to play. They have created a support group where they rely on one another to make their weekly loan payments. The loan they will receive will be used to buy Chipa ingredients, meat and clothing to sell.

In this group: Mary, Gldys, Benita*, Andrea, Liz*, Laura, Margarita*, Victorina, Hilda, Raquel, Reimunda, Maria, Gudelia, Maria, Ursulina
*not pictured

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