A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy plastic containers to sell.

Mujeres Trabajadoras Group's story

The “Mujeres Trabajadoras” (Hard-working Women) communal bank is in their third loan cycle under the Mujeres Emprendadores (Women Entrepreneurs) program of Fundación Paraguaya. It has 15 members from the Asunción area. All the members are carrying out productive activities.

All are making a great effort, hoping to give their children a different future from the one that they had, and raising them to be men and women who are a benefit to society.

One of these very hard-working women is Maria, who tells us that she collects recyclable materials. She says that every day she gets up to go to work very early.

She goes through the streets collecting all types of materials that can be recycled. She tells us she is very proud of what she does, as it is respectable work, and above all, honest.

She is applying for the loan to buy plastic containers, as by selling them in quantity, she gets more earnings. She is grateful to the Foundation for the opportunity they are giving her, as no other institution would do so.

In this group: Maria Estela, Maria Perla, Celina, Antonia, Mariana, Laura, María, Lidia, Liduvina, Paola, Ramona, Lucia, Maria Mignia, Estela, Gloria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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