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Total loan: $1,850
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Santa Lucia Group


A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase threads, fabrics, and appliques for traditional clothing.


Santa Lucia Group's story

In the city of Carapegua, in the Potrero district, a group of poor women met with the program named Enterprising Women (Kiva Field Partner) and they decided to become members to gain more information about the program.

This group of women is very active and hard working and they have various kinds of businesses.

They are in search of more support to promote the growth of their family income through a loan, to improve their quality of life.

They require a loan to invest in their businesses and to achieve the sustainable development of them as a group and each as individuals.

Mirtha is one of the members of the group and she knits and makes traditional clothing, as well as drapes, table cloths and decorations. She has a good client base thanks to the quality of her products. She has a good number of orders especially because her items are in various designs and are excellent as gifts and souvenirs. These are very traditional crafts in Paraguay.

She wishes to improve her earnings by acquiring large quantities of threads and yarns in various colors, as well as appliqués used in the clothing.

In this group: Mirtha, Ricarda, Gladys, Norma, Maura, Petronila, Estela, Blanca, Clavelina, Lucia*, Asela, Gladys*
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 25, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 25, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Paraguaya