A loan of $2,100 helped a member purchase fruits, vegetables, chickens, cosmetics, cutlery, plastics, clothing, foodstuffs etc.

El Manantial Group's story

This group was organised by Elba M., who lives in the Remancito Sector 5 neighbourhood of Ciudad del Este. She contacted her neighbours and friends to form this neighbourhood group.

The group is called “El Manantial” and is made up of 19 very active women, all from the same area. They each sell different products – trousers, T-shirts, tomatoes, onions, makeup, compact powder, face creams, perfumes, apples, bananas, melons, watermelons, plates, and cutlery – and are always looking for new business opportunities.

The women are requesting loans of between 300,000 and 800,000 gs; they all have steady incomes. They will use the money to both purchase merchandise for them to sell and buy basic goods for resale to other retailers.

Daniela Barreto S. sells clothing, Elba M. has a general store, Rumilda F. sells cosmetics,
Silvina R. Díaz sells chicken, Julia Méndez sells clothing, Guillermina O. sells bedding, Aurelia S. sells clothing, Nilda D. sells chickens, Lorenza S. sells chickens, Liliana C. sells chickens, Ana Fernández sells plastics, Maria Méndez sells cutlery, Edilia Méndez sells plastics, Beatriz Céspedes sells food, Ursulina F. sells hardware, Lidia G. sells towels, Nilsa O. sells foodstuffs, Odilia Báez sells clothing and Ramona I. sells underwear.

In this group: Elba, Daniela Barreto*, Rumilda, Silvina*, Julia, Guillermina , Aurelia , Nilda *, Lorenza, Liliana, Ana , Maria , Edilia, Beatriz , Ursulina, Lidia, Nilsa, Odilia, Ramona
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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