A loan of $1,575 helped a member buy thread, dustcloths, clothing, flour, pasta, vegetables, fruits and herbal remedies.

Emprendedoras Unidas Group's story

In the Maria Auxiliadora neighborhood of the city of Carapeguá, three blocks from Fundación Paraguaya's Carapeguá office, a group of low-resource women found out about the Enterprising Women Committee and decided to get together to find out more about the program. These women are very active. Most of them are vendors, and they sell the goods listed below. They are looking for a little more support, in the form of credit, to increase their families' incomes and improve their quality of life. The women work in the following areas:

Mirtha Graciela C., Haberdashery
Gladys Z., Street vendor
Marta C., Clothing sales
Isabel V., Herbal remedies
Daisy V., Avon products
Heriberta Britez, Service worker
Ma-Elena González , Service worker
Mirta M., Street vendor
Aida Báez, Weaver
Pánfila C., Vegetable sales
Rosana P., Food sales
Inés F., Cheese pastry sales
Liliana Z. , Street vendor
Patrocinia E., Service worker
Lourdes M., Maid

The women need these loans to invest in their respective businesses in order to attain sustainable growth, both on a group level and a personal level.

Pánfila C. was unable to attend the meeting at which the group's picture was taken.

In this group: Mirtha, Gladys, Martha, Isabel, Daisy, María Elena, Mirtha, Heriberta, Aida, Panfila*, Rosana, Ines, Patrocinia, Lourdes, Liliana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cynthia McMurry

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