A loan of $6,050 helped a member to buy supplies for the convenience store.

Kuña Guapa Group's story

The "Kuña Guapa" women's committee was established in 2009, thanks to one of the members, which was part of another group that dissolved. She then invited other neighbors to form a new group and managed to bring together 18 women, who are working now on their eighth loan cycle. They work together, supporting each other within the program.

One of the members is Francisca, who owns a convenience store where she sells all kinds of goods such as groceries, sodas, sweets and the like. As the store is well-situated, she has very good sales, which helps her have a very good income. She dreams about being able to continue working and as such be able to help her family with a little more income.

She requests the loan to buy drinks, vegetables, bakery goods, sweets and the like, in order to supply her convenience store and in this way continue working. She is happy with the help she receives from Kiva and the Paraguayan Foundation.

In this group: Maria Emilce, Francisca, Seneida, Angela, Amada, Elsa, Marta, Mirian, Victorina, Mariana, Bernarada, Bernarda, Elida, Romina, Valeria, Matilde, Maria, Nilda*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Raluca Apostoiu

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