A loan of $1,600 helped a member for the purchase of merchandise: fruits, vegetables, meats, cosmetics, hardware, bread-making materials, coal, fertilized seeds, plants and others.

Kuña Activa De Cabañas Group's story

The present committee is named Kuña Activa in the Cabañas group from the city of Caacupé. Its membership includes 15 women, all of them adults and residents of the same neighborhood.

Right now the committee works in 10-month cycles, receiving an average of 540,000 for each member. These recipients use their loans for the economic activities detailed below, of which you will see the majority are street vendors that sell various products.

It should be mentioned that as well as the financial assistance that these women receive, they also benefit from non-financial services such as training each cycle, in which they learn to maintain the integrity of the committee, to save and to carry out their personal and family budgets. This encapsulates all the benefits that they receive from the program Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Enterprising Women’s Committee) that promotes the foundation Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarollo (Cooperation and Development of Paraguay).

The members of the Committee thank the foundation Paraguaya for bringing them these types of opportunities that promote the creation of small businesses and generate economic resources for sectors that are not favored for this type of benefits.

1. Francisca C. Nursery
2. Elvira V. Nursery
3. Inocencia A. Small store
4. Marta B. Clothing Sales
5. Felipa Q. Hair Salon
6. Maria C. Small store
7. Elva D. Kiosk
8. Juliana V. Coal sales
9. Lidia M. Nursey
10. Clementina V. Clothing sales
11. Hilaria G. Chipa (bread) sales
12. Pablina V. Nursery
13. Maria M. Small store
14. Liduvina C. Small store
15. Carmen B. Sale of cosmetics

In this group: Francisca, Elvira, Inocencia, Marta, Felipa, Maria , Elva*, Juliana, Lidia, Clementina, Hilaria, Pablina, Maria, Liduvina, Carmen
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Towle

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