A loan of $2,075 helped a member buy milk, sugar, yerba mate, cosmetics, chickens, beads for jewelry-making, hardware items and basic household goods.

Oñondivepa Group's story

The Oñondivepa Committee was put together thanks to the entrepreneurial initiative of Maria Clotilde A., who is now the group's secretary. Maria Clotilde got in touch with one of Fundación Paraguaya's loan officer in order to put together the group, which began in April 2008.

The Oñodivepa Committee currently has 17 member, who are involved in a variety of commercial activities and will use their loans for different purposes.

Here is a list of the group members and their businesses:

1 Aurelia Báez, Chicken sales

2 Eliodora G., Grocery store

3 María Estela M., Charcoal sales

4 Graciela M., Egg sales

5 Mirian M., Grocery store

6 Diana C., Chicken sales

7 María Clotilde A., Chicken sales

8 María Del RosarioA., Chicken sales

9 María Stela P., Medicinal drinks sales

10 Hermelinda L., Sales of chickens and cleaning products

11 Gladis Ruíz Díaz Venta de bebidas

12 Elodia M., Chicken sales

13 Martha B., Chicken sales

14 María Cristina A., Jewelry sales

15 Alba C., Hardware sales

16 Marcelina Fernández, Hardware sales

17 Modesta E., Chicken sales

The group members will use their loans to buy: milk, sugar, yerba mate, cosmetics, chickens (since the community where the group lives is made up primarily of chicken farmers, who subsist on chicken and egg sales), beads for jewelry-making, hardware items, and other basic household items which will be bought and resold (like meat, bread and drinks).

In this group: Aurelia, Eliodora, María Estela, Graciela, Mirian, Diana, María Clotilde, María Del Rosario, Maria Stela, Hermelinda, Gladys, Elodia, Martha, Maria Cristina, Alba, Marcelina, Modesta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cynthia McMurry

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