A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy starch, cheese, lard, anise, and other ingredients.


San Miguel Group's story

The Women's Committee called San Miguel ("Saint Michael") was formed in 2010 thanks to one of the members who invited her friends and neighbors to form the group. Joining the group were 18 women, who can be found working very comfortably through the fifth semester of the program of the Women's Committee of the Fundación Paraguaya ("Paraguayan Foundation").

One of these women is Celia, who has worked selling chipas (a typical Paraguayan snack) for a very long time. She says that she has always had good sales, as chipas are consumed regardless of whether it is cold or hot, and this results in very good earnings. Her goal is to be able to continue growing, and in doing so, to help her family with their daily expenses.

Celia requests this loan to purchase starch, cheese, lard, anise, and other necessary condiments to make the chipa that she sells. She thanks the Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva for the opportunity that they are giving to her and to her group.

In this group: Lucia , Celia , Liz , Sandra , Elsa , Alejandra , Adolfina , Evangelista , Felipa , Carolina , Marta , Eva , Cinthia , Alodia , Gloria , Maria, Ramona , Estela *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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