A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy vegetables, meats, fruits, and more.

Kuña Guapa Group's story

The communal bank Kuña Guapa is in its 10th cycle with the women's loan program, in which everyone works and receives help to get ahead. Kuña Guapa means working woman in Guaraní, and the members truly are hard workers.

Luciana, one of the members, is a merchant, who sells basic household goods to support her family. She works because she realizes that this is the only way to grow and make something of life. She has applied for a loan to buy supplies such as vegetables, meats, and fruits so that she can keep selling and striving for her relatives. There are more people in the photo, as some members are not asking for money this cycle but are part of the communal bank.

In this group: Luciana, Francisca, Ignacia, Teresa, Iluminada, Gladys, Librada, Clotilde, Idelina, Merarda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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