A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy fabric and thread, and also jewelry to sell.

Las Mercedes Group's story

The contact person who set up this committee was Marta. She invited her friends to join the 'Entrepreneurial Women's Committee' program. Her friends were keen to join the project and they are very happy.

Marta works as a seamstress and has also been selling silver jewelry for some time. She has been separated for three years. She has four dependent children and one child who is already an adult and independent. She says that all the work she does is for her family as she would like to be able to give them everything they need so that they can enjoy a life without hardships.

Marta is requesting this loan to buy fabric and thread. She will also buy jewelry which will enable her to have more products in stock for her customers. The whole group is very grateful to Fundación Paraguaya for the help that they are receiving.

In this group: Marta Raquel, Carmen, Daisy, Estelvina, Mercedes, Mirtha, Doris, Rossana, Viviana, Isabel, Marlene, Graciela, Sumilda, Silvina, Karen, Mirna, Delia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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