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Total loan: $1,950
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15 De Mayo Group


A loan of $1,950 helped a member purchase of sugar, meat, corn flour, cheese, milk, eggs, cattle, T-shirts, jewelry, costume jewelry, linen, carbonated beverages, beauty products (creams, perfumes, lipsticks, face-powders), scrap iron and seeds.


15 De Mayo Group's story

This committee was formed through Mrs. Miguela Portilla, who heard about the program in her mother's neighborhood and brought it to the 15 de Mayo township, where there are working women in need of financial support. The women of the committee are very humble and they exert themselves from day to day to maintain their families. They carry out different activities such as selling clothes, food, costume jewelry, chipas (a cheesey snack food made of manioc or corn flour), accessories for cell phones and rechargers, CDs, vegetables, etc. They will each receive an average of Gs. 408,000 from the loan, which they will invest in the purchase of their raw materials and merchandise.

Blanca B. - Recharger/Cellphone Stall Miguela P. - Homemade Bread Stall Martha S. - Cosmetics Stall Ediltrudis M. - Clothing Stall Carmen T. - Clothing Stall Flora F. - Food Stall Porfiria T. - Food Stall Norli Cáceres - Hardware Stall Tomasa N. - Clothing Stall Lidia S. - Cakes Stall Guillermina B. - Knick Knacks Stall Reinalda B. - Plastic Goods Stall Iluminada A. - Used Clothing Stall Eleuteria Sarabia - Grocery Stall Dominga H. - Chipas Stall Liz C. - Linens Stall Narcisa V. - CD Stall Mirta O. - Costume Jewelry Stall Pablina A. - Food Stall Mercedes E. - Linens Stall Nancy L. - Vegetable Stall Margarita R. - Scrap Iron Stall Zunilda B. - Cakes Stall Amada A. - Costume Jewelry Stall Olga Dávalos - Eggs Stall

In this group: Blanca, Miguela, Martha , Ediltrudis, Carmen, Flora, Porfiria, Norli, Tomasa, Lidia, Guillermina, Reinalda, Iluminada, Eleuteria, Dominga, Liz, Narcisa, Mirta, Pablina, Mercedes, Nancy , Margarita, Zunilda , Amada , Olga
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heidi Petersen



Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: March 6, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: March 6, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya