A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy cornmeal, cheese, anise, eggs, lard, and other ingredients to make cheesy buns.

Kuña Katupyry Group's story

The 15 members of this group are friends and neighbors from the city of Caacupé.

One of them is Señora Irene, whose work is making and selling chipas (cheesy buns), which are a typical Paraguayan food similar to bread. Every day Irene begins to work very early and then goes out to sell her chipas. She is a very sacrificing person, and she has a great spirit of overcoming and wanting to advance. Irene comments that she has always had to work and that she doesn't fear any challenge.

She is applying for this loan to be able to buy corn meal, cheese, anise, eggs, lard, and other ingredients to be able to continue making and selling her delicious chipas.

In this group: Alicia, Irene, Perla, Maria, Ceferina, Victorina, Juana, Griselda, Petrona, Reineria, Maria, Esther, Martha, Magdalena, Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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