A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy merchandise for resale.

Divino Niño Group's story

This committee was formed after the breakup of a comittee in the same area which integrated these nine women in the current group. The present committee is in its third year.

Let us speak about Mrs. Julia Azucenal Gonzales who is 30 years old, has 2 children who stay in the house of her mother in law while she walks the streets of Asuncion selling her merchandise. She rises early every day to buy fruit and vegetables in the Abastos Market, once she buys the fruit and vegetables she goes to the streets to offer her products and at the same time she collects discarded plastic bottles because she can sell them and make some extra income. She arrives back home in the afternoon after a hard days work in the street and spends time with her children, monitoring all of their school activities because she does not neglect her motherly duties.

The credit that she receives from the Fundacion Paraguaya is indispensable for her commercial activities. The majority of the members of this committee work in the sale of various types of merchandise.

Julia Azucena Gonzalez Peddler
Margarita R. Hairdresser
Neide C. Grocery Sellers
Lidia V. Second Hand Clothing Seller
Silvia R. Kiosk Attendant
Romina R. Seller of Cleaning Supplies
Pablina R. Clothing Seller
Maura P. Lingerie Seller
Carmen F. Food Seller
Mari C. Hairdresser
Juana C. Clothing Seller
Virginia V. Seamstress
Elvira A. Seller of Cleaning Supplies
Selva P. Food Seller
Maria Virgina R. Clothing Seller
Deisy O. Cosmetics Seller
Petrona R. Food Seller
Maria Elena R. Clothing Seller

In this group: Divino Niño Group, Margarita, Neide, Lidia, Silvia, Romina, Pablina, Maura, Carmen, Mari, Juana, Virginia, Elvira, Selva, Maria Virginia, Deisy, Petrona, Maria Elena*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Donna Yates

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