A loan of $1,700 helped a member purchase of merchandise (sweet bread, cider, meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, honey, cleaning and household items, bedspread, sheets, clothes, shoes, etc.).

Mujeres Independientes Group's story

This group began in the Empalado Ari neighborhood of Caaguazú city and is made up of 18 women seeking to improve their lives with the help of Fundación Paraguaya. These women possess a great entrepreneurial spirit and above all are dedicated to responsibly managing their group loan, with the intent of changing their lives both personally and financially.

They are humble, hard workers; each woman is trying to overcome her family’s financial situation with much effort and dedication. The women fight day after day, without losing enthusiasm or energy despite economic hardships. These same women are seeking a loan of 500,000 PYG and 300,000 PYG. They realize this is a unique opportunity and will be very responsible and committed to repaying the loan together.

Each woman’s work is as follows:
Brigida P. – cart vendor
Aureliana B. Mendiza – sells poultry and pork products
Norma Beatriz L. – cart vendor
María Cristina A. Bobadilla – sells fruits and vegetables
Laura López L. – store owner
Sunilda González de A – cart vendor
Maria Estela González – store owner
Gabriela V. – cart vendor
Maura Ysabel Ríz Díaz – cart vendor
Cristina C. de F – cart vendor
Julia González Vazquez – cart vendor
Patrocinia González – cart vendor
Barcilicia L. – cart vendor
Antonia Martínez – cart vendor
Nicolasa V. de Díaz – cart vendor
Magdalena López – owns hardware store
Fidelina Cáceres Hermosilla – cart vendor
María Felisa López – sells honey

The loan will be used to invest in each woman’s business. Vendors will buy merchandise to sell at year-end festivals, such as toys, home items, cleaning products, etc. The store owners will restock their fruit, meat, dairy products, sodas, vegetables, poultry and honey.

In this group: Brígida , Aureliana, Norma, María Cristina, Laura, Sunilda, Maria Estela, Gabriela, Maura, Cristina, Julia, Patrocinia, Barcilicia, Antonia, Nicolasa, Magdalena, Fidelina, Maria Felisa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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