A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, and more.

Mujeres Activas Group's story

The communal bank Mujeres Activas (Energetic Women) is in its second loan cycle with the women's committee program. The members live in Ciudad del Este, a town in Minga Guazu, a growing area just outside the center. The area is hard to get to and growing slowly, which is one reason these women are striving to expand their businesses and provide a better environment for their community.

Ramona, one of the members, has a small stand where she sells empanadas. She hopes that, over time and with the help of other locals, she can improve her surroundings, make her family safer, and foresee a brighter future. She is applying for a loan to buy ingredients to make empanadas such as meat and vegetables so that she can keep working and helping her family.

In this group: Lilian, Migdonia, Nubia, Ramona, Marina, Patricia, Blasida, Estelvina, Maria, Leticia, Lilian, Liza, Alba, Maria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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