A loan of $3,200 helped a member buy merchandise to sell (food, clothing, jewelery, books, etc.).

Corazon Solidario (Solidary Heart) Group's story

In the Santa María neighborhood of the city of Quiindy, 20km from the Office of Carepegua, a group of women with limited resources found out about the Enterprising Women group loan program offered by Fundación Paraguay. Looking for a bit of support to increase their familiy incomes and improve their quality of life, these women decided to get together to hear more about the program.

These people have grown, thanks to this program. They need this loan to invest in their various microenterprises, which include dry goods stores, clothing sales, food sales, tailors, book stores and ambulatory sales of various merchandise like jewelery and underwear. This loan will allow the women to achieve sustainable growth, so that they can grow both as a group and individually.

Most of the group members will spend the loan to buy merchandise (in the case of those who have little shops), to buy clothing (for those who work as street vendors), or to buy food items for their dry goods and grocery stores (like sugar, yerba mate, flour, pasta, and cookies).

In this group: Fátima, Mirtha*, Petrona, Sixta, Maria, Mirian, Tomasa, Equicia, Mariza, Nilda, Gloria, Raquel, Nicolasa, Emiliana, Eleuteria, Katia, Amalia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cynthia McMurry

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