A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy various colors of cotton string.

Manos Emprendedoras Group's story

In the city of Paraguari women meet up who are interested in increasing their capital by setting out to do productive work. From there we coordinate the meetings to inform those who were interested about the program since it is a great loan opportunity.

The committee is named Enterprising Hands since all of the members agree that this opportunity will help them progress. Currently they are in their sixth loan cycle. The group is made up of 12 enterprising women who always do their best to increase their income hence they can offer the best to their families.

All of these individuals are hardworking and have invested their loans in their respective activities. One of the members is Mrs. Maria C. who makes traditional artwork such as blankets and hammocks from cotton for the spring and summer seasons.

She and other members are dedicated to this job since they have many clients that come back to buy and sell in other cities. She is very satisfied with her group since she is able to obtain the loan that helps her buy raw material to make her artwork.

In this group: Maria, Graciela, Lila, Carina, Zulma, Nelida, Amalia, Gilda, Maria, Anuncia, Ana, Gladis*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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