A loan of $2,325 helped a member seamstress made-to-measure clothing and sheets to retail. Cleaning products such as detergents, shampoo, cream rinse.

Tembiapora Group's story

This group is made of members from two previous groups no longer active which were headed by Rosa Maria B. and Teodora G.. .

The current group is in its eighth loan cycle. We can tell you about Teodora G.: 40 years old with five children who lives with her older sister from which she goes to sell her food in the hot area of Viñas Cue, near her neighbourhood. In the afternoons she sells sweets with her young son Carlos, such as home-made pies made by Teodora.

She is a long-suffering woman who has a hard life: at 4:00 A.M. she goes to the wholesale food market to make her purchases with her 12-year-old son and returns home to prepare empanadas [meat patties], tortillas, croquettes for breakfast for some construction workers whom she prepares breakfast for.

She has a small little house made of unstable materials such as bits of wood and plywood. In this way she helps her partner with the household expenses and the expenses for her children.

In one of her interviews and at weekly meetings she has told us: "I am grateful to Fundacion Paraguaya for their help for myself and my family as well as my community".

Name and Activity

Rosa Maria B. - dressmaker
Pabla Lucila P. - sells fruits and vegetables
Teodora G. - sells food
Dionisia Cano B. - sells used clothing
Beatriz Britez C. - sells cleaning products etc.

Irma Modesta P.. - sells crochet
Aquilina F. - sells herbal remedies
Cinthia S. - sells lingerie
Jorgelina G. - sells food
Andrea Lorena B.. - hairstylist
Rosa V. - sells socks
Elida C. - sells foodstuffs
Mirian M. - sells hardware
Guillermina M. - sells handicrafts
Georgina F. - sells cosmetics
Verena Leticia B. - sells fruit
Silvia Aranda R. - sells cosmetics
Silvia Teodora M. - sells cleaning products

In this group: Rosa Maria, Pabla Lucia, Teodora*, Dionisia, Beatriz , Irma Modesta, Aquilina *, Cinthia , Jorgelina, Andrea Lorena, Rosa*, Elida , Mirian, Guillermina, Georgina, Verena Leticia, Silvia Aranda , Silvia Teodora
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer L K

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