A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase clothing items for sale.


Santa Rita Group's story

The communal bank Santa Rita is currently in its fourth cycle and has twelve members. They are all very selfless women with limited means, which is why they receive very few services and benefits. All of the work performed by Fundación Paraguaya has been of great help to them, because before they never had the opportunity to work collectively and now they have savings and work together. Blanca is a member of this group, and says that thanks to the support of her partners and also to the support of Fundación Paraguaya, she has been able to make lots of progress. She works selling all kinds of clothing items for every season, and it is going well for her because she has loyal customers who always buy clothing from her, and that helps her a lot. Blanca is requesting the loan in order to purchase winter clothing, which will help her stock up and have a good variety of items to offer her customers.

In this group: Celedonia, Karina, Cristina , Ilda , Celia , Dorilda , Natividad , Francisca , Blanca , Julia , Carmen *, Liz *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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