A loan of $1,475 helped a member to purchase fabric and sewing materials for producing clothes.

El Progreso Group's story

This group, called 'Progress', is a committee of 11 structured and diligent women who are united and sisterly to each other. The ladies live in the city of Villarrica and in their eagerness to improve their economic situation they meet once a week to proviD. support and help to each other.

The majority of these entrepreneurs sell crochet work and clothing. The committee members are very determined, and intend to continue participating in the microcredit program to continue to grow their businesses and improve their income.

In addition to solidarity activities, the members say that they wish to open a small business where they all could work and grow together. They will continue their efforts towards this, as all have a similar predisposition and eagerness to reach their goals for the future.

Mrs. Isabel makes and sells clothes. She has sacrificed her life and although she has felt pain over the years, she continues to work toward progress and to improve her quality of life. Her desire is to succeed together with her ​​friends and family. She knows that it is hard to excel in her country, but she never gives up and struggles every day with courage and perseverance. Isabel is now requesting a micro loan to buy more fabrics and materials for the manufacture and subsequent sale of her garments.

In this group: Maria Aida, Maria Elena, Liliana, Liliana Concepcion, Isabel , Alcira, Julia Elizabeth, Lilian Concepcion, Blanca, Saturnina Celia*, Gregoria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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