A loan of $4,100 helped a member buy summer clothing to sell.


Santa Marta Group's story

This group has been part of the Fundación Paraguaya since the year 2008. It originated thanks a members’ contact with one of the advisors, who told her about how the committees worked. She was delighted by the information, and decided to organize her friends and neighbors. Currently, the group is comprised of 14 women and they are in their ninth cycle of the program. One of the members is Grisel who, through selling a variety of clothing, has managed to help her family and improve the standard of living of its members. She defines herself as a woman who is hard working, willing to sacrifice and very entrepreneurial, who never tires of struggling for her own since she doesn’t want them to be in need of anything. She requests this loan to purchase summer clothing, as the hot season is approaching and it is the time when she has the most demand for her products.

In this group: Grisel Conecpcion, Marcia , Liz , Maria, Cristi , Tomasa , Maria, Angelica , Arminda , Claudia , Maria, Maria, Blanca , Eulalia *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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