A loan of $5,625 helped a member to buy natural medicines to sell.


13 Belen Group's story

All 18 members of the committee named “13 Belen” are from the District of San Lorenzo and are very responsible. All of them participated in the Poverty Elimination Program in 2011 and 2012 so that they could know the state of their incomes. Today they are all at a good income level. All of the members are responsible and hardworking mothers who always gather together to resolve any problems within the group and to help their community.

Maria is one of the members of this group. She sells natural remedies such as “mate” and “tereré” (traditional Paraguayan beverages). Maria’s work requires great sacrifice, but it enables her to help her family. She wants to provide them everything so that they do not have to live without. This is the reason why she is willing to make sacrifices.

Maria is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of natural medicines. As a result, she will be able to continue her sales in the same manner as she has until now.

In this group: Martina, Perla, Jenifer, Pablina, Maria, Catalina, Liza, Leonidas, Norma, Blanca, Limpia, Lucia, Elisa, Lidia, Aurora, Porfiria, Gabi, Gloria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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