A loan of $3,025 helped a member buy notebooks, pencils and other stationery supplies.


Santa Catalina Group's story

This group was formed when one of the members contacted her neighbours and friends and organised them into a group. It is called Santa Catalina, and the 14-member group is now in its ninth loan cycle. It is well-known locally for being united, committed, and determined to fulfill its responsibilities.

Zulma is one of the members. She runs a book shop/stationery store where she sells a range of products. She began with one business but then through a lot of effort and hard work the business grew and she opened another store. Her goal is to be a successful businesswoman so she can help her family.

Zulma has approached the Paraguaya Foundation and Kiva to ask for a loan so she can buy notebooks, pencils and other stationery supplies. The loan would be a great help to her.

In this group: Blasia , María , Liduvina , Raquel , Fredesvinda , Carmelina , María , Luisa , Myrian , María , Rosa , Arsenia *, Zulma , Silvina *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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