A loan of $5,475 helped a member to buy canned goods, beverages, bread, vegetables, etc.

Unidas Group's story

In the Ciudad Nueva neighborhood of the city of Caaguazú, as a result of some promotions that were made in the neighborhood, a group of women interested in participating in the Enterprising Women program of the Fundacion Paraguaya formed a communal bank. The group consists of 21 hardworking and enterprising women. At this time, they are in their 12th loan cycle.

Catalina is the president, and she says that she helps her fellow group members in every way she can so that they can get ahead and leave poverty behind them. Catalina has a small, but well-stocked, store where she works every day from the early hours of the morning. Thanks to her sacrifice, she is getting ahead and also helping her family.

She is requesting a loan to stock up her business with canned goods, beverages, bread, vegetables, etc. This way, she will be able to continue working and can continue to keep her store well-stocked.

In this group: Catalina, Graciela , Gladys , Emilia , Sonia , Fátima , Carmen , Dora , Adela , Maria , Wilma , Fidela , Genobeba , Elvira , Carmen , Francisca , Angelica , Bernarda , Fabi *, Teresa *, Adela *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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