Tag: microenterprise

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Allowing Creativity to Flourish

When Benita found out she was sick and began to grow weaker, she could no longer clean houses for a living. She began to sell traditional Paraguayan foods from…

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Growing Faith and a Business

Irene is a woman of many talents. Though her profession and passion is cosmetology, she began selling perfumes and clothing 22 years ago. She always dreamed of opening her…

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The Family Business

Fifteen years ago, Rosalina knew her life was about to drastically change. When her youngest son was born with mental disabilities, she immediately searched for a way to work…

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The Ability to Dream

Maria Carmen, 37, is the mother of three children (a 12-year-old girl, nine-year-old boy and one-year-old boy). Every day she leaves the home before 4 am to collect and…

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Survival is No Longer the Goal

“I struggled to live. I had no money in my wallet.”

Lucia, a resident of Mariano Roque Alonso, is a mother of two, Eladio, 7, and Mia, 6.…

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Building a Better Future

Written by GAiN staff who visited Diaconia, our partner in Paraguay, to attend a trust group meeting (part of the micro-enterprise program).

 

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Skills for a Lifetime

On May 21, Professor Sabina Cantero taught a course for the Development of Cleaning Products in Marquetalia, Paraguay. The teacher, who was very kind and hardworking, shared, “15 years ago, I learned to make…

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Re-Shaping Destinies

In February 2014, the first community group in San Isidro was founded. San Isidro is a settlement of the city of Lambaré, located about 20 minutes from Asunción, the…

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A Visionary

The community group “Emprendedoras 6 de abril” (Entrepreneurs April 6) is a new group with Diaconia, a non-profit organization in Paraguay that provides training programs and micro-credit…

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Paraguay LIFE Team Project

Have you heard that we are coming alongside our local partner and project in Paraguay?

This August, a team will be travelling to Paraguay to serve alongside the…

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A Program Of Hope

Today, there are 155 women in Paraguay who are feeling empowered and equipped to build a new future for themselves.

Women are selling food, clothing, perfume and cosmetics, styling hair,…

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Beyond All Limitations

In the city of Luque, Paraguay, Diaconia ADP, a partner of Global Aid Network, helped provide hope for Giselle Machado.

For the last 26 years of…

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A Life In Flames

Paraguayan woman finds relief from extreme poverty

When Estela’s small business burnt down in the market, she thought her life was over.

Seeing that she was a…