A loan of $5,125 helped a member to buy supplies to make chipa (cheese buns), such as corn starch, shortening, corn flour, eggs, cheese and other items.


San Rafael Group's story

This group is working together and taking part in the poverty elimination survey in an effort to improve their living conditions.

One of the members of the group is Saturnina who sells "chipas" (cheese buns), a typical Paraguayan food. She says that through her work she is able to give her family everything they need for a decent lifestyle, and longing for nothing. Saturnina is an example of constant struggle.

The loan she is requesting is to buy supplies to make the chipas she sells, such as corn starch, shortening, corn flour, eggs, cheese and other items. This way she can continue striving for better living conditions for her and her family.

In this group: Honoria, Isidra, Saturnina, Petrona, Eluzbelia, Maria, Rocio, Martina, Nicanora, Agbita, Cinthia, Analia, Rosa, Virginia, Gladys, Francisca, Venancia, Isidora, Hilaria, Josefina, Ignacia, Niselly*, Mercedes*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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