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A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy tablecloths, fabric and shirts to embroider on.

Virgen Del Paso Group's story

This committee came together thanks to Elena who lives in the city of Itape. They gladly accepted forming a Committee of Rural Women named “Virgen del Paso” committee.

The group members are artisans, a skill passed down from their parents and which is passed down from generation to generation.

They make beautiful articles of clothing like shirts and tablecloths using ao po’i (traditional embroidery technique). Other members sell food, repair shoes, and are domestic employees and housewives.

Irma Concepción needs the loan to improve her crafts making. She wants to acquire good quality supplies to make textiles, shirts and tablecloths on which to embroider better and unique designs and to be able thus to teach her children to follow the family tradition.

In this group: Celsa, Irma Concepción, Isaura Raquel, Gladys Concepción, Nilda, Ada Catalina, Josefina, Teresa Concepción, Sara Isabel, Lujana Estela, Elena , María Concepción, Irma Elena, Elsa Concepción

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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