A loan of $5,725 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, and other supplies.

Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

The Virgen del Carmen communal bank is in its ninth loan cycle. It's made up of 24 women with different jobs. This group formed following some promotions that were made in the area. They're from the city of Paraguarí and they're getting ahead thanks to the work they do together.

One of these women is María, who makes a living sewing. She says that in the beginning she had a small workshop but that it has grown slowly thanks to her work. She shows herself to be a very hardworking person who wants to get ahead. This is why she makes a big effort to be able to get ahead.

She's requesting this loan to buy fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, and other supplies to be able to continue working and having the means to fulfill her customers' orders.

In this group: Victoria, Fidelina, Alba, Tranquilina, Sonia, Olga, María, Carmen, Sonia, Emilse, Romina, Liz, Francisca, Olga, María, Guillermina, Cirila, Catalina, Mirian, Elaine, Guillermina*, Ana*, Patricia*, Juana*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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