A loan of $1,625 helped a member the majority of the committee members will invest their loans in their present activities and buy things such as cloth and thread to weave the bed covers, etc.


Mujeres En Desarollo Group's story

5km from the department of Carapeguà in the town of the same name in the Potrero district, a group of women of limited means found out about the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Committee of Women Entrepreneurs) programme and decided to get together to find out more about it. These women keep busy, they are all artisans and weavers. They weave blankets that their husbands and children take to sell through street vendors outside of the town of Carapeguà. By way of these sales, the women are looking for a bit more help in order to increase their household incomes and improve their quality of life.



These women need loans to invest in their respective work and thus to be able to obtain sustainable growth that will let them grow both as a group and individually



There are 19 people in the photo, of which two are daughters of members of the committee.



1 Jorgelina D. S. – weaver


2 Lidia S. – weaver


3 Alejandra D. – weaver


4 HilD. M. – weaver


5 Francisca M. – weaver


6 Filomena MiranD. – weaver


7 Olga M. – weaver


8 Juana O. – weaver


9 Vicenta M. – weaver


10 Antoliana T. – weaver


11 Daisy V. – weaver


12 Graciela O. – weaver


13 Delia M. – weaver


14 Ma-Luciana O. – general employee


15 Vicenta C. – weaver


16 Martha P. – weaver


17 Silvia M. – weaver

In this group: Jorgelina , Lidia , Alejandra, Hilda, Francisca, Filomena, Olga, Juana, Vicenta, Antoliana, Daisy , Graciela, Delia, Maria Luciana, Vicenta, Martha, Silvia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lara Francis



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