A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy beads, thread, pliers, and other supplies.

Fortaleza Group's story

The committee named "Fortaleza" (Strength) is in its seventh loan cycle with the program at Fundación Paraguaya. The group has 18 members, all of whom strive to make their daily living on the streets so that they can provide for their households and give their children a future that is different than the lives they experienced themselves.

Maria is part of this group. She strives to move forward with great effort in her work so that she can help her family. Maria produces and sells trinkets. She says that she is doing well because she is very creative and always has new ideas. Maria defines herself as an enthusiastic, hardworking, and creative person. She is requesting assistance so that she can invest in her business. Maria will buy beads, thread, pliers, and other supplies so that she can continue producing trinkets.

In this group: Mercedes Adriana , Andresa , Griselda , Miryan , Maria , Josefina , Gloria , Rosalba , Nidia , Zuleida , Zunilda , Elisa , Florencia , Cecilia , Leticia , Zunilda , Blasia , Gregoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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