A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy the ingredients she needs to make chipa.


Damas Trabajadoras Group's story

The Damas Trabajadoras Communal Bank has been training and working with Fundación Paraguaya for almost three years now. They are all very capable and above all hardworking women who make an effort to improve the quality of life of their families and children. Lidia is a member of the group. She sells chipas, which are a typical Paraguayan dish, for a living. She tells us that she has good sales, as chipa is eaten during both hot and cold seasons. Thanks to the high quality of her dishes, she has been able to build up a good clientele who always buys from her. Her wish is to keep growing and thus be able to keep helping her family. She is asking for this loan to buy lard, starch, eggs, salt, and more ingredients to make the chipas she sells. She is very thankful for the opportunity she is receiving because not everyone wanted to give it to her.

In this group: Sotera, Josefa , Emilce , Sebastiana , Ruth , Myrian , Marcelina , Miriam , Dionisia , Luz , Lidia , Elida , Blanca , Maria , Carmen *, Mirian*, Maria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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