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Total loan: $2,850
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La Amistad Group

Paraguay
Luque, Paraguay / Retail

A loan of $2,850 helped a member buy general clothing items, items for hairdressing,eggs, flour, dairy products, drinks, meat, sausages, corn, breads, canned goods, herbs, oil, sweets, vegetables, fruits, etc.


La Amistad Group's story

Mrs. Carmen I. started our current group. She had already belonged to a group in the same area with other people who left the group for personal reasons. Carmen invited and organized her friends to form another group. That’s how we became the Group of Enterprising Women.

Mrs. Patricia Mendoza is a hair dresser. She will buy supplies for her work to make her customers more comfortable.

Mrs. Porfiria Martinez sells food. She will buy items for preparing her food in order to provide her customers with quality and variety.

Mrs. Carmen I. sells lingerie. She will buy merchandise to be able to offer a larger selection of items for her customers.

Mrs. Limpia N. sells cleaning products. She will buy supplies to produce detergents, bleach, and fabric softener.

Mrs. Justa Ruiz sells food. She will buy items to make food to be able to offer a bigger variety to her customers.

Mrs. Agustina G. sells “chipa”, typical bread in Paraguay. She will buy supplies to make her bread, and that allows her to maintain the quality of her food.

Mrs. Francisca C. has a store. She will buy a variety of merchandise and continue to stock up on new merchandise for the store.

Mrs. Agueda S. sells food. She will buy pots and pans to use to make food.

Mrs. Dora A. sells food. She will buy ingredients to make the food and offer quality food to her customers.

Mrs. Marilina M. is a hairdresser. She will buy things for her work in the beauty parlor in order to provide her customers with good service.

Mrs. Emilia L. is a hairdresser. She will buy supplies for her work that will provide her customers many comforts.

Mrs. Modesta Benítez works with crafts. She will buy supplies to make a variety of pictures and accessories.

Mrs. Lidia Vásquez has a café. She will stock her business with various types of merchandise, such as sugar, herbs, milk products, drinks, and flour, in order to offer a variety of products to her customers.

Mrs. Sergia F. sells food and drinks. She will buy supplies to make food. She will also buy wholesale drinks which will allow her to offer quality and variety to her customers.

Mrs. Nina Q. sells lingerie. She will buy wholesale items for resale. This way she will obtain a greater variety of merchandise, and she will increase her income.

Mrs. Diana G. sells clothes. She will buy general clothing items to increase her stock and provide more variety for her customers.

Mrs. Nilda Cardoza sells cosmetology products. She will buy cosmetics and other items to sell.

In this group: Patricia Mendoza, Porfiria Martinez , Carmen Raquel , Limpia Concepcion, Justa Ramona*, Agustina*, Francisca, Agueda, Dora, Marilina, Emilia, Modesta , Lidia Maria, Sergia Nilda, Diana Porfiria, Nilda Fabiola, Nina, Nidia Eletia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 28, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 28, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya