A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy fabrics for making ao po'i.


Primavera Group's story

This committee was formed by Maria Paula P. de Talavera who lives in the town of Itape. The women were delighted to form a part of the 'Comité de Mujeres Rurales' (Committee of Rural Women) and named their committee 'Primavera' (Spring). Most of the committee members make handicrafts. Others sell food, one works as a nurse and another as a dressmaker. Each one carries out their own business activity and together they would like to increase their profits and, thereby, improve their quality of life. One of the group's members is Mrs Maria P. who is in the handicraft business. She makes clothes, tablecloths, sheets and decorative accessories. The handicrafts which these ladies produce are very much admired by their customers since they are very well finished and of high quality. They manage to sell their products to important businesses in the country. Maria P. is requesting this loan to buy supplies, especially fabrics which are used in creating ao po'i (a traditional Paraguayan material which is itself hand made from cotton threads).

In this group: Maria, Vicenta, Mirian, Wilma, Dora, Ana, Maria, Blanca, Stella, Deolinda, Esmilce, Maria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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