A loan of $5,875 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, needles, etc.

Mujeres Unidas De Pirayu Group's story

The women in this committee are from the city of Caacupé. The ladies who belong to the "Mujeres Unidas de Pirayu" committee are very hard-working people who are very grateful to Fundación Paraguaya because, thanks to their loan terms, they are able to access loans and invest in their businesses. Others are able to set up a new business.

The group's president is Maria, who lives with her husband and children. Her business is making handicrafts from 'ñanduti' (fine Paraguayan lace). In particular, she makes hats from 'ñanduti'. She also makes traditional dance skirts, tapestries and notions to stick onto clothing made from arasape and ao po'i (Paraguayan cotton fabric). She carries out constant activities together with her fellow committee members and, in this way, they foster good team spirit and help each other out.

Maria is requesting the help of Kiva and Fundación Paraguaya to buy thread, needles, fabric and other supplies she needs to make her items from 'ñanduti'. All the members of the group are very happy for the opportunity that they are receiving.

In this group: Maria Antonia, Migdonia, Anatolia, Elva, Sara, Elida, Felicita, Daniela, Blanca, Lilian, Norma, Nilda, Ignacia, Yolanda, Liz, Isabel*, Victorina*, Sonia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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