A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy fabric, linen, thread and needles for working with ao po'i (fine cotton cloth).

Manzanita Group's story

This committee was formed by Digna Rosa L. who lives in the city of Villarrica. The women were delighted to join the 'Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras' (Committee of Enterprising Women) program and named their group 'Manzanita'.

The members of this group work in handicrafts, especially making traditional outfits and hand-made clothes. They are requesting this loan to buy fabric, linen, special needles for this type of dressmaking and ao po'i (a fine cotton cloth).

Oilda C. has been a craftswoman for a long time. She would like to get ahead financially because she would like to be able to provide her family with a better future. She knows that it is very difficult to get financial support since she has tried to obtain such support from other institutions and was not successful. For this reason, she is very grateful to Fundación Paraguaya and Kiva because they are providing her with the opportunity to increase her family income.

In this group: Digna Rosa, Oilda, Rosalina, Justina Beatriz, Cristina, Nimia Rosana, Norma De Jesus, Zuni Blanca, Guillermina, Rosana Elizabeth, Maria Antonia, Teodosia, Lidia, Mercedes Dolores, Avelina, Graciela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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