A loan of $2,850 helped a member buy fabric, thread, buttons, zippers and other materials for dressmaking and tailoring.

La Amistad Group's story

In the city of Paraguari, a group of women got together, some with the goal to capitalize on their activity and the other to undertake productive activities, a meeting was organized to get a good understanding of the program and it resulted productive and interesting because of the benefits the program provides.

The committee's name is “La Amistad” (the friendship), the name came about because they are all friends and neighbors and through entrepreneurship they will strengthen the bond between them. La Amistad is composed by 17 lady entrepreneurs who do their best to increase their income and provide the best they can to their families. All the members are hardworking and have invested the loans in their respective businesses.

One of the members is Mrs. Viviana who does dressmaking and tailoring, she is a hardworking woman and uses large part of her time making clothing to fulfill client orders. She is thankful for the help she finds in Fundacion Paraguaya and requests a loan to buy fabric to finish the current orders.

In this group: Viviana, Miryan, Gladyz, Lidia, Dionisia, Sandra , Luisa, Cirila, Elva, Maria, Lida, Liz, Margarita, Aurora, Rosa, Daysi, Sixta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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