A loan of $3,525 helped a member to purchase meat, drinks, baked goods, cooking oil, pasta, rice, flour, dairy products, fruits and vegetables in general, yeast, chemicals to make cleaning products, ingredients for making ice cream, sugar, etc.

La Esperanza Group's story

The CME, La Esperanza, is located in the San Francisco neighborhood in the city of Yaguaron, 15km from the city of Paraguari. It is currently in the fifth cycle of the program and is highly qualified. Of the 15 women who make up the group, 12 are already receiving a loan in the amount of 1,000,000 Gs.

These women are housewives but also run their microbusinesses in order to generate more income for their families. Bernardina is a traveling saleswoman, selling different types of merchandise, particularly clothes and household items. Zully sells fruits and vegetables, and Sandra O. and Eva S. are domestic employees who are planning to also become saleswomen.

Olga A. is a seamstress, making different kinds of dresses and office uniforms. Rogelia sells cheese, eggs and corn flour. Sixta sells delicious fast food that she makes herself, while Marcelina is an excellent hairdresser.

Mirtha E. sells cleaning products that she makes herself. Her main customers are neighbors from her neighborhood. Numidia R., Gladys Chavez and Angela E. all sell food. Finally, Ceferina has a lovely kiosk, Norma Benitez has a bakery, and Juana R. sells ice cream and fast food.

All of these women want to thank the Fundacion Paraguaya for the opportunity it gives them to increase their capital, their income, and finally to improve the quality of life for their families.

In this group: Bernardina, Zully, Sandra, Olga, Rogelia, Sixta*, Marcelina, Mirtha, Numidia*, Ceferina, Gladys, Norma, Juana, Eva, Angela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Rives

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