A loan of $1,975 helped a member the money provided by Kiva lenders will be used to purchase merchandise and raw materials.


Maria Estela's Group's story

One year ago, a group of women in Asunción decided to form the committee “Mujeres trabajando juntas” (women working together) in order to bring prosperity to their families. They all have one thing in common: the dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs in order to bring benefits to their sons.

Among the businesses these ladies run are: grocery stores, sales of fruits, remedies, furniture, coal and vegetables. The money provided by this Kiva loan will be used to purchase merchandise in some cases and raw materials in others.

Maria Angelica V.'s "Women Working Together" group was formed under the "Committee of Entrepreneuring Women" program carried out by Fundación Paraguaya. The programtargets 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 women the energy and motivation to achieve success.

In this group: Maria Estela, María Angelica*, Pastora*, Francisca, Fulvia, Celia, Hermelinda, Lilian, Digna, María, Ana, Augusta, Jacinta, Sara, Pabla, Marta, Maria
*not pictured

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