A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy clothing to sell.


Mujeres Unidas Al Progreso Group's story

The 'Mujeres Unidas al Progreso' group are in their 21st loan cycle. They have been working with Fundación Paraguaya for a long time. According to the Poverty Elimination Survey, two of the ladies currently find themselves below the poverty line and they are working hard to get ahead in life with the help of the training sessions they attend.

Maria is a member of this group. When Maria last completed the survey, she was on level one of the poverty scale which means that she is below the poverty line. She is a very hard-working person who works hard day in day out for the sake of her family so that she can give them everything she was not able to have herself. She hopes that by selling clothing she will be able to make progress in life. Maria comments that she has a very good customer base and her business is making her the income she needs to help her family. She is requesting this loan to invest in buying clothing as she would like to have a good range of garments to sell to her customers. She will invest in her business and continue working as she has been up to now.

In this group: Marta, Limpia, Silvana, Esther, Maria, Lucia, Maria, Constancia, Adelaida, Victoria, Concepcion, Pablina, Estela, Lucila, Noemi, Sonia, Lida*, Florinda*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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