A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, lace and others.

Las Residentas Group's story

The “Las Residentas” group is a well-structured, diligent, unified and sisterly committee of 10 women from the city of Villarrica; they are all neighbors and friends. They meet every two weeks to proviD. support for each other in their struggle to improve their economic situation.

One of the group members is Emilia. She’s a dressmaker, an occupation that allows her to support her entire family. She comments that she has many customers that always bring her work to do which suits her interests because it means good income for her.

She requests the loan to buy fabric, thread, lace and others which are the indispensable supplies for her workshop. She, as well as her committee, is very happy for the help from the Fundación and from Kiva.

In this group: Emilia Elena , Irma, Nidia, Lourdes, Lilian, Patricia, Zulma, Himilda, Elva, Sergia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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