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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