A loan of $2,825 helped a member purchase of: outfits, drinks, fabrics, threads, lingerie, meat, vegetables, oil, bread, napkins, natural medicines, bijouterie, flour, eggs, cheese, shampoo.


Mujeres Unidas De Luque Group's story

The Committee of Entrepreuneuring Women called “La Esperanza” (hope) decided to amplify the number of members. They set up a meeting and invited many friends from the town. There they shared with these women their previous experiences in the committee and explained to them how the committee changed their lives. Their hopeful words stimulated optimism among these women and a new committee emerged - “Mujeres Unidas” (United Women).


The Committee of Entrepreneuring Women is a program carried out by Fundación Paraguaya which targets groups of enterprising women who create a village bank through which they receive assistance in terms of loans. The main goal is to give them the opportunity to carry out economic activities which enable them to live in dignity and contribute to a better quality of life in their homes. Lending to poor women creates a cascading effect that brings social and economic benefits to a whole family, and thus to the entire community. What is more, the sense of belonging to a group gives these poor women members of a committee the energy and motivation to reach success.



The committee is formed by 17 women whose entrepreneurial activities include: sewing workshops, grocery stores, hair salons, sales of cloths, perfumes, chipas, food, drinks, lingerie, medicines and candies.



The credit provided will be used for the purchase of: outfits, drinks, fabrics, threads, lingerie, meat, vegetables, oil, bread, napkins, natural medicines, bijouterie, flour, eggs, cheese, shampoo and others.

In this group: Miladys, Cerafina*, Maria, Valeriana, Eremia, Mariana*, Viviana, Maria, Pelagia*, Virginia, Luz, Nilsa, Bacilisa, Bernarda, Liliana, Eugenia, Tomasa, María Estela
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