A loan of $2,250 helped a member buy manioc (yuca) starch, butter, cheese, etc., to make "chipas" to sell.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

This "Enterprising Women" Committee originated as a result of recruitment efforts carried out in the members' own barrio. All the members are from the same area, friends and residents from the barrio, who were content to join together from the outset, because they wished to get ahead and help their families.

Francisca is a part of this group; she sells "chipas," the most popular Paraguayan manioc bread. She tells us that since she was very young, she has worked and she knows that putting forth a lot of effort is the only way to get ahead and offer her family what they need to advance day to day.

Francisca is requesting a loan to purchase manioc (yuca) starch, butter, cheese, etc., with which she will make "chipas" and then sell them.

In this group: Amalia Beatriz, Maria, Raimunda, Pabla, Remigia, Fulvia, Alicia, Florencia, María, Francisca, María

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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