A loan of $4,900 helped a member purchase of lingerie, meat, vegetables, fruits, jewelry, candies, fabrics, thread, cloth and others.


Comité 29 De Setiembre Group's story

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, as members of a Committee, the energy and motivation to reach success.



The Committee “29 de setiembre” (September 29th) is formed of a group of 20 women who live in Limpio. A woman who wanted to become member of another Committee in Villa Elisa city could not make it because she was not living in the same town. As a result she contacted 19 other women living in the same town (Limpio) and convinced them to form another group. That is how “29 de septiembre”
(September 29th) was born. Today the Commitee is on its 8th loan cycle and they can request loans ranging from 100.000 to 1.600.000 guaranies (US$ 25 to 400) per member.



Among the businesses these women run are: despensas (grocery stores), sewing shops, sales of cheese, food, drinks, jewelry, cloth, fruits, vegetables, lingerie, and sheets. The money provided by the loan will be used for the purchase of lingerie, meat, vegetables, fruits, jewelry, candies, fabrics, thread, cloth and others.

In this group: Ramona, Eugenia, Celia*, Hilda, Bonifica*, Jorgelina, Monica, Maria Rosa, Nilda, Nelida, Mercedes, Yaninna, Nilda, Valentina, Corina, Perla, Rosalia, Zunilda, Zoraida, Bernarda, Bernardina
*not pictured



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