A loan of $2,450 helped a member purchase tobacco, school supplies, food products, etc. for resale.


Comité Las Maravillas Group's story

The group Las Maravillas (the marvelous women) was formed on March 17, 2008. Thanks to Mrs. Dionisia B., who works selling tobacco and cigarettes, and is the current Director of the group, they learned how the Entrepreneurial Women’s Committee worked and later were able to form their group of 16 women who enjoy working with the Fundacion Paraguaya.

The group is starting their fourth loan with the program and the average amount that will be given to each member is 800,000 guaranis. The money will be used for different activities like buying and selling cigarettes, paper and school supplies, food items like rice, sugar, yerba tea, bread, dairy foods, etc., clothing, blankets, and other things.

All of the group members attend weekly meetings and work together to achieve the goals that they have in common.

In this group: Dionisia, Ciriaca, Heriberta, Felisa, Amparo, Mariana, Epifiana, Blasida, Andrea, Laura, Mirtha, Josefina, Perla, Elisa, Maria*, Lucia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Crouch



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