Sra. Maria is one of the members. She makes clothes for men and women: dress clothes, suits, pants, coats, etc. Her pieces are much admired by her customers who come to her over and over to order clothes for special occasions. She works every day on a pedal-operated sewing machine and tells us that the work has damaged her eyesight and led to back problems. She carries on, though, because it's her source of income and the means for caring for her children. She wants to grow and improve the business, she says, so that she can make a better life for herself.
With regard to the group, Sra. Maria says that she is very happy with her fellow members and that the skills that she has picked up in training there have been very useful. She hopes to continue with the group.
Este grupo del Barrio Pacu cua surgió por promoción realizadas en la zona. Todas las señoras realizan actividades productivas como ser : venta de comidas, peluquería, despensa, confección de toallas bordadas, venta de bijouterie , venta de ropas y, venta de artículos para el hogar.
Una de las integrantes es la señoras Maria quien se dedica a confección de ropas para damas y caballeros, como vestidos de fiestas, trajes, pantalones, abrigos y otros.
Sus confecciones son muy admirados por los clientes, y constantemente le solicitan la prendas de vestir para ocasiones especiales.
Su trabajo lo realiza diariamente con una maquina de coser a pedal, y nos comenta que es muy sacrificado ya que le daña la vista y la espalda, pero que es su profesión y que ella trabaja por el bien de sus hijos.
Desea que salgan adelante y con un buen estudio, para que puedan tener un mejor vida agrega la señora Maria.
Sobre el grupo nos comenta que se siente muy bien con sus compañeras, y que las capacitaciones que ha recibido de la asesora le fueron muy utiles, y quiere seguir con el comité.
About Fundación ParaguayaFundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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