A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy fabric.


San Blás Group's story

The San Blás Women's Committee was founded on April 23rd, 2009 as the group's current general manager Tomasa O., who is a dressmaker, had already participated within the program as part of another group. She decided to form her own group and contacted her advisor at Fundación Paraguaya so that she could officially form the group. The group currently has 16 female members who are on their 3rd loan cycle, working together supportively, within the program. This is an excellent group. They have worked well together and they continue working with the program to the present day. They all pursue their own business activities to make funds and they help each other to achieve their common goals within the group and with Fundación Paraguaya. They take an active part in the weekly meetings and they work impeccably together. One of the group's members is Tomasa who is a dressmaker. She makes clothes to fill the orders that she receives from her customers. Tomasa makes evening dresses, ladies' outfits, bridal gowns and other items. Her customers are very satisfied with the service that she provides and she is requesting this loan to buy fabric to offer to the customers who come to her premises.

In this group: Tomasa, Juana, Mercedes, Visitacion , Ramona, Gladyz, Liz, Asunción, Herminia, M. Graciela, Maida, Raquel, Laureana, Romina, Cynthia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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