A loan of $825 helped a member buy fabrics and fabric dyes.


Mujeres Alegres Group's story

This communal bank was founded by Lis Jorgelina Nunez G., who lives in the town of Potrero Melgarejo Loma. The members of the communal bank are female farmers, who named it "Comité Mujeres Alegres" ("Cheerful Women Committee"). Jorgelina is the group's president. She is very hard-working and makes handicrafts. This is a very common activity amongst women in the area, who produce a great quantity of high quality garments that are very much admired by customers. Sometimes, when they receive large orders, they join up to work together in order to fulfil them. On this occasion she is requesting a loan to buy fabrics and fabric dyes.Communal bank members work in commerce, pig farming, handicrafts and other. With the help offered by Fundacion Paraguaya the communal bank members have managed to improve their income and their living conditions.

In this group: Liz, Josefina, Mirta, Marta , Celsa, Adriana, Maria, Irma
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort



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