A loan of $3,850 helped a member to expand the variety of fruits she sells and buy foodstuffs for making home-cooked meals.

Mujeres Solidarias Group's story

María, who lives at Km 14 Acaray in Minga Guazú municipality, is responsible for forming this group. She contacted her neighbors and friends to form the group in this area. The group is called "Mujeres SolidA.." They are on their 6th loan, and have 16 members.

It is a very united, caring and responsible group. The members have a great enterprising spirit. They stay updated on the group's businesses, and do fundraising events for the petty cash fund and to motivate one another. They intend to complete this stage by fully meeting their responsibility to the institution. Acquiring the loan opens many doors to progress.

María sells meals and fruit. When it's very hot, she even prepares fruit salad for dessert, after a delicious plate of the home-cooked food that she prepares. Many of her customers are people with little opportunity to return home at lunchtime, and that's why she devotes a lot of care and effort to her work. She wants the loan in order to expand her variety of fruit, and at the same time, have a greater quantity of foodstuffs to prepare more home-cooked meals.

In this group: Juliana, Gladys, María, Marta, Florentina, Rumilda, María, Victoriana, Pelagia, María, Hilda, Florentina, Claudia, Mabel, María*, Ana*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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