A loan of $2,000 helped a member buy vegetables, meats, beverages and other products.

Virgen De Las Gracias 2 Group's story

The “Virgin of Thanks 2” communal bank is located in the city of Caaguazú, it is made up of 12 enterprising women who are very humble and hardworking and want to find a better future for their families and themselves.

Vilma is a member of this group, she has a small grocery store, this business helps her to get ahead in life and to provide for her family. Everyday she begins work very early in the morning and ends very late at night since she has a lot of customers and demand for her products.

Vilma needs this loan to buy vegetables, meats, beverages and other products to stock her small grocery store and to provide a good variety of merchandize which in turn will help her acquire new customers.

In this group: Edy, Blanca, Gladys, Agustina, Felicia, Sandra, Ada, Elva, Mirta, Mirtha, Maria*, Vilma*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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