A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy fabric, paints, thread, needles and more.

Mujeres Activas Group's story

The groups “Mujeres Activas” (Active Women) is made up of 15 very organized, united, hard-working and cooperative women who help each other. They are from Villarrica and all are friends and neighbors. They meet every two weeks to offer support and help to each other in their effort to improve their economic situation. They are very enthusiastic about continuing to participate in this program with their businesses.

Lucila has worked as an artisan since she was a child when her mother taught her. Thanks to her art she can earn income that she needs to cover household expenses. She dreams that she will become known throughout the world with her Paraguayan art. She tells us that her efforts are because she wants to offer her family a better future.

She is requesting a loan to buy fabric, paints, thread, needles and all that she needs to create her handicrafts.

In this group: Adolfina, Paola, Andrea, Norma, Elena, Juana, Lucila, Maria, Mirta, Maria, Carmen, Carmen, Aureliana, Ana, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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