A loan of $4,525 helped a member to buy fabric for traditional needlework, thread, frames, and so on, for craft making.

Kuña Guapa Group's story

The Kuña Guapa group is a communal bank of fifteen women who are very well organized, close-knit, hardworking and supportive of one another. These women are from the city of Villa Rica and are neighbors and friends from this city. They get together monthly to offer support and help one another in their efforts to improve their financial situation.

Luz is a artisan who has been doing this for a long time, ever since she learned how to make crafts when she was little. This has been her livelihood for her entire life. She says her sales are good, especially among tourists, since they really admire Paraguayan craftsmanship. One of her dreams is that her crafts be seen abroad, which would be an important step.

She asks for a loan in order to buy the necessary supplies to make her crafts, such as fabric for traditional needlework, thread, frames, and so on. She has high hopes for this loan since it will be a big help to her.

In this group: Olga Liduvina, Luz, Blanca, Cynthia, Corina, Cynthia, Daisig, Laura, Wilma, Celina, Marta, Bienvenida, Amelia, Mirta, Dolores

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren

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