A loan of $1,700 helped a member the majority of the women involved in the committee have invested their loans to buy goods for their businesses: linens, thread for sewing and embroidery. Others buy clothes to sell as traveling saleswomen.

Ramona's Group's story

In the city of Carapeguá, in the neighborhood of San José, there is a group of women who meet on a weekly basis to discuss their problem of a shortage of resources along with ways in which to improve their small businesses. They have founded a program, the Committee of Woman Entrepreneurs to discuss their businesses. They are all looking for support and to better their quality of life of their families. In some cases they have even created more jobs for other people.

These women have been meeting for a couple of months now to discuss business plans and strategies. They thank the micro credit organizations that have made their business growth possible. These women are dependent on loans to increase the size of their businesses and become self sufficient. This group of individuals has created a system of checks on their payments. They rely on one another in order to make payments and come to meetings. They trust each other because they understand each other. Each woman is only trying to better her life and the life of her family.

In this group: Ramona, Analia*, Ursulina*, Ignacia, Mirian, Carmen, Augustina, Maria, Sergia, Elba, Mari, Celestina, Johana, Maria
*not pictured

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