A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy materials and accessories for making handicrafts.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

This group was started after one of its members contacted Fundación Paraguaya. It is now in its fourth loan cycle with 10 members. All of these women joined together with the goal of generating more income for their families, as well as developing on a financial and personal level.

One of the group members is Sra. Elodia. She is married and has three children. Her husband is employed at a metal shop. Elodia has worked as an artisan for many years, making and selling handicrafts as a street vendor in her neighborhood. She also sells in the central part of the city of Encarnación. One of her dreams is for her daughters to earn a university degree so that they can become successful professionals.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy materials and accessories for making handicrafts that she can sell to her customers. Elodia is very hopeful that with her loan she can secure better conditions for her family.

In this group: Teodora, Nancy, Ninfa, Felicia, Gloria, Celsa, Silvia, Teresa, Antonia, Elodia*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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