A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy thread, needles, dye, and the other supplies that she will use to make her handicrafts.


Mujeres Victoriosas Group's story

The “Mujeres Victoriosas” (Victorious Women) communal bank is comprised of 18 well-organized, united, and hard-working women who are supportive of each other. These women are from the city of Villarrica, and they are all neighbors and friends. They always have meetings in order to discuss the issues that may come up.

These women are very interested in continuing their participation in this program. That way they will be improving their business activities.

Edita is one of the members. She devotes herself to handicrafts. She embroiders sheets and knits quilts, comforters, and other items that she later sells. She says the things she makes are very popular because her work is very beautiful.

Her wish is for her handicrafts to be recognized so that she is able to expand. She is known to be a very hard-working and tenacious person who puts forth great effort to give her family the best.

She is requesting help from the Fundación Paraguaya and from Kiva to buy thread, needles, dye, and the other supplies that she will use to make her handicrafts. She is grateful for the opportunity that they are giving her.

In this group: Edita, Ermelinda , Maria , Elsa , Victorina , Miguelina , Gabina , Zenaida , Liz , Jorgelina , Angelina , Maria , Claudelina , Nancy , Maria , Hermelinda *, Ruth *, Blanca *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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