A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy fabric, clothing, shoes and other items.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The members of the group called "Mujeres Unidas" are from the city of Caaguazú. They are in their third loan cycle in the women's group program, where everyone works and helps one another to succeed. They are doing the survey about poverty elimination, and thanks to this are learning about the situation of each of them. Eight of them are below the poverty line, that is to say with very low income.

One of the members is Teresa, who does dressmaking and sells all types of products as a street vendor, such as clothing and footwear. She is a very hard-working person who strives and does her best to move forward in life, and to help her family through her work. She defines herself as a very able woman who wants to work and progress.

She is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of fabric, articles of clothing, footwear and other items, enabling her to invest in both of her activities. She is grateful for the opportunity that she and her friends are receiving.

In this group: Alba, Marina, Teresa, Romy, Higinia, Pablina, Carmen, Felipa, Leticia, Betty, Lourdes, Blanca, Julia, Justina, Wilma, Marlene*, Liz*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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