A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy recyclable materials like cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and other types of metal. The ingredients to make and sell Chipas, along with oranges, bananas, pineapples, melons, watermelon, apples, various refreshments. Other merchandise includes cosmetics, linen, and thread.


Gloria's Group's story

This dedicated group of seventeen businesswomen has taken on the name “The Star of the South.” The star represents the importance of the group as a guide star for the women who are trying to improve their businesses and the lives of their families. These women all have separate businesses dedicated to the sales or the making of food and other goods, some sell recyclable goods like plastic, aluminum, and cardboard.

These women have the common goal of not only increasing their businesses, but to also provide the best opportunities for their children. By increasing their businesses they will have the savings to send their children to school and give them opportunities that they themselves were unable to have.

With this loan, the women will buy goods they need to sell including fruits, vegetables, recyclable materials and ingredients to make and sell Chipas, a favorite Paraguayan snack.

In this group: Gloria, Inocencia, Miguelina, Silvia, Dominga, Maria, Leopoldina, Zulma*, Cynthia, Maria, Norma*, Matilde*, Lucia, Maria, Fidelina, Carmen
*not pictured



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