A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy chickens for subsequent resale.

El Progreso Group's story

18 women from the city of Caaguazú, all of them enterprising and hardworking, heard about the program for Women Entrepreneurs of the Fundacion Paraguay and decided to get together and form their own group. They want to improve their living conditions by working together. One of those enterprising women is Señora Maura who sells chickens. She says that this has been her work for a long time. What makes her proud of what she does is that it is honest work and she is also doing very well. She is asking for a loan to buy chickens and subsequently resell them, as she always has a lot of customers and she wants to meet their demands. She is grateful to the Fundacion for the opportunity given her.

In this group: Maxima, Marizza, Lorenza, Rogelia, Julia, Aureliana, Hermelinda, Maura, Saturnina, Liduvina, Rafaela, Adelina, Antonia, Elsa, Hermelinda, Claudelina, Yeni*, Liz*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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