A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her grocery store.

Santa Catalina Group's story

Santa Catalina is a group in the city of Paraguarí. It’s in its 12th cycle in the women’s committee program and they are taking the poverty elimination survey to get to know each and every one of their situation in all aspects of their lives.

A person with a great fighting spirit and strong drive to get ahead is Silvana who thanks to her sales in her grocery store is getting ahead. She started out with a small business which has gradually been growing and the store has been improving.

She’s asking for this loan in order to buy stock merchandise like meat, vegetables, fruit, rice, etc. for her store in order to continue with her sales and in this way to have income to continue growing with the store.

In this group: Isabel, Lourdes, Aida, Elisea, María, Silvina, Ludia, Celsa, Perla, Esmilce, Silvana, Amada, María

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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