A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy sheets to sell.


Las Merceditas Group's story

The Merceditas committee was founded in 2008 with a lot of effort. Thanks to their team work and coordination, they are now in their seventh loan cycle.

Luisa is one of the committee's members. Her business is selling sheets, food and fish. As you can see, she is a very dynamic and hard-working woman who does everything she can to help her family and provide them with a decent life. She starts working very early in the morning and keeps going until very late at night.

Luisa is requesting a loan to buy sheets in different materials. This will enable her to stock her business and fill the orders that she has. She is grateful to Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva for the opportunity that she is receiving.

In this group: Secundina, Patricia , Perla , Juana , Eligia , Ramona , Geronima , Alice , Luisa , Fauta , Elsa , Maria , Susana , Eusevia , Ana , Juana , Maria , Cristina , Armanda *, Elida *, Mariela *, Josefa *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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