A loan of $1,575 helped a member buy plastic, cardboard, and paper in bulk.

Mujeres Trabajadoras Group's story

Mujeres Trabajadoras (Hard-working Women) is a group made up of 12 women in the city of Asunción. They are mothers and heads of their households and daily sacrifice a lot so they can get ahead. This group is currently in their first loan cycle where they can prove their responsibility.

Maria is a member of the group and she shares that she works recycling plastic, aluminum, paper, cardboard, and other recyclable items. She describes herself as a very hard-working person with a desire to get ahead through her work. She shares she is very proud of what she does, since it is a dignified and honest job. She is asking for a loan to buy plastics, cardboard, and paper in bulk, which she will resell to earn more earnings.

In this group: Venancia, Epifania , Fanny , Maxima , Raquel , Carmen , Maria , Carmen , Maria , Genara , Rosalina , Lourdes
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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