A loan of $5,125 helped a member to purchase fabric, thread, rubber, and other supplies.

Paso De Patria 1 Group's story

This group is called Paso de Patria 1 [Path of the Nation 1], and formed when 18 hardworking women in the city of Pilar came together. The members strive diligently to improve their lives and those of their family members by working together.

Maria is one member of Paso de Patria, and is a talented seamstress with a strong customer base. Maria's sacrifices and hard work are gradually ensuring the success of her business. She is applying for a loan because she wants to purchase fabric, thread, rubber, and other supplies so that she can continue her work as a seamstress. Maria is a hardworking and tenacious woman who strives to provide better living conditions for her family

In this group: Maria, Marlene, Teresa, Anastacia, Margariata, Alba, Ignacia, Lidia, Francisca, Aida, Marcelina, Dominica, Severiana, Olga, Dionicia, Placida, Sunilda*, Yenni*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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