A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy thread and embroidery frames to make ao po’i (traditional Paraguayan clothing).


Tembiapo Pora Group's story

These excellent women are members of the Tembiapo Pora group in the city of Ita, thanks to Sra. Luz, who got in touch with an advisor to the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras at one of the meetings she had in the area in order to become better informed about the work the Comité was doing. Once informed, Sra. Luz brought 16 women together, who are now working supportively, in their ninth loan cycle within the program.

Sra. Luz sells ao po’i (typical embroidered Paraguayan clothes) and tells us that she has very good sales since ao po’i clothing is in high demand. Many people, particularly tourists, admire it greatly. She dreams of being able to expand so that her clothing items are sold abroad.

She is requesting this loan in order to buy thread and embroidery frames, which are essential in making the items she sells. She is grateful for the opportunity given to her and also to the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras, a program of Fundación Paraguaya.

In this group: Luz Teresa , Claudia, Florentina, Catalina, Nancy, Inmaculada, Nora, Dora, Blanca, Maria, Isabel, Maria, Maria, Idalina, Perla, Olga*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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