A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase animals and animal feed for them.

San Isidro Group's story

The San Isidro Communal Bank was formed thanks to one of the members approaching the office of the Fundación Paraguaya [Paraguay Foundation] to familiarize herself with the entrepreneurial women’s program. Later she told her friends and neighbors about it and this group came about from there. All of the women are self-sacrificing and fighters who seek their family’s daily bread through their work.

One example is the fight of Emiliana. She breeds and sells animals. It is through this work that she earns the necessary income to proviD. for her family. She says this work causes her to make many sacrifices, as she has to feed and care for the animals and watch over them so they remain disease free. One of her dreams is to be able to have a farm where she can raise all types of animals.

She is asking for a loan in order to buy animals, as well as feed for them. She thanks the Foundation for the opportunity it gives her because getting the loan will be a big help.

In this group: Gloria Nelly, Mirian, Emiliana, Rumilda, Herminia, Francisca, Silvina, Arsenia, Celsa*, Virginia*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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