A loan of $2,800 helped a member purchasing thread and cloth strips for weaving.


Mujeres En Desarrollo Group's story

In the city of Carapeguá, in the locality of Compañía Potrero, 5 kilometers from the Carapeguá office, some low-income women heard about the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras ("Committee of Entrepreneurial Women") and decided to meet for an informational session about this program. These women are active and very hard-working, and most of them work making handicrafts (weaving hammocks and bedspreads). Through this loan, they are seeking a little more support to increase their families' incomes and improve their quality of life. Jorgelina is one of the committee members, who also works weaving hammocks and bedspreads. Her creations are sold in various businesses in a range of cities, such as San Lorenzo, Capiata and Asunción. The group needs this loan to invest in their respective lines of business, and thus achieve sustainable growth which will allow them to make progress as individuals and as a group.

In this group: Jorgelina, Lidia , Alejandra, Hilda , Francisca, Olga, Juana , Vicenta, Antoliana, Daisy, Vicenta , Silvia, Graciela , Filomena, Sixta
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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